Always try to do what you can to extend the life of your appliances and other home systems. This way, you won't have to pay more money along the way for repairs to your appliances that could have been avoided, buy new appliances before you should have to, or pay more money toward your electric bills than you should have to because of appliances working harder than they should have to. Here are some things you can do to make sure you are doing the things you should be doing.
When it comes to your refrigerator, there isn't much to do in the way of maintenance. You should vacuum off the coils once in a while when you see that they are dusty and corroded. Other than that, you just want to be sure you don't do anything to damage it. Make sure you don't stuff the refrigerator too much, or you can be putting too much weight on the shelves and you can make it so the air inside the fridge doesn't circulate the way it should to properly cool everything evenly. Also, when you clean the fridge make sure you also clean the stripping around the doors so the doors continue to shut correctly.
Stove and oven care
If you have a gas stove, then you want to lift the lid to clean out everything that has fallen when you clean the rest. If you have a smooth top stove, then be sure you place heavy pots and pans gently on it and don't push a pot or pan from one burner to the other. Clean your oven regularly if you have an older model. If you have a newer model, then turn the oven on self-cleaning when it needs to be cleaned. If your stove and oven aren't kept clean, then a fire may start, the house can fill with smoke, and you can end up dealing with issues like clogged ignition ports.
Fire sprinkler care
If you have a fire sprinkler system in your home, then this is one more thing you want to properly maintain, as it is very important to your family's safety. You only need to check it annually by opening its test valve to verify the alarm operation is still functioning. Other than that, the system is designed to perform without other maintenance for many years. If you find that your fire sprinklers aren't working after you test them, contact a company like Allied Fire & Safety Equipment Co Inc for assistance.