Living life without technology these days is almost impossible. One can not imagine even a few hours of personal or professional life, without being dependent on technology in form or the other. That's precisely why it is crucial to take care of one's gadgets, devices and appliances and ensure a longer life and performance of the same. Here are a few simple tips to help you boost your appliances' life in your home and office:
1. Increase laptop life:
The first and foremost thing to do to increase laptop life is to get a good antivirus to protect it from malware and viruses. Apart from that, take special care while charging the laptop as well. Either should you over-charge it, nor under-charge it. You must keep your laptop neat and clean, should avoid spilling things on it, and should always get regular service checks done on it for optimum hardware performance and timely software updates.
2. Increase Washing Machine life:
One of the first tips for taking care of your washing machine life is to put in smaller loads. Large loads can lead to early death of your washing machine. Also, make it a point to not wash huge carpets or rubber mats in the machine in order to avoid over loading and pressure. For easy maintenance, its ideal to clean the inside drum of the washer with a damp cloth at least once a week. (Make sure the machine is switched off and disconnect from the socket that time!) That helps to remove any kind of soapy residue, dirt, leftover threads from clothes. As a habit, keep the machine open for once after washing washing session to let the dampness and moisture dry away.
3. Improve Microwave's life:
First and foremost thing to remember is; never put any metal utensil or container inside the microwave. Always remember to remove the aluminum foil from the food item before putting them inside the microwave to avoid any fire hazard and for the same reason never heat any flammable food and beverage inside the microwave. Also avoid heating any sealed food container or packed food or beverage item. Another thing is to remember to not cover the top while the microwave is in use. And last but not the least clean the food spills and stains inside the microwave after every use to avoid any rotten smell.
4. Enhance life expectancy of your Refrigerator:
In order to ensure a long life for your refrigerator you should never overload your refrigerator with food items, overloading makes the compressor to work more to keep food and beverages cold and fresh. Also understand which food to store where in the refrigerator. Clean it on a regular basis to keep the rotten smell away and make sure that you get the right professional servicing of your appliance.
5. Increase life of your TV:
A television is probably the most used appliance in a household and still the least cared for. And that certainly should not be the case, a television requires proper cleaning from time to time. Its screen needs to be cleaned only with a very soft cloth to avoid scratched and the panels without the use of water, otherwise the chances of the buttons on the panels getting ruined is raised. Often times the fronts of the TV are shining and the backs are covered in dust, the back is where all the ports are and dust settling on all these ports will only harm the health of the appliance.
6. Increase life of AC:
Choose your AC as per your needs, they are sized according to the load, or quantity of air they can cool and if a small capacity AC in installed in a large space you will have to keep it switched on and this will in turn degrade its performance in the future. Another thing to remember is to take care of the outside unit if you have a split AC, make sure it's under shade and has at least three feet around the unit to give it the best possible air circulation.
7. Increase Vacuum Cleaner's life:
Avoid pulling out the plug with the cord, or using the automatic rewind when the cord is tangled or obstructed. An important vacuum maintenance tip is to make sure the filters are functioning properly and pick up the big objects like coins or kid's socks in order to keep it from getting into the cord.