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You need to clean your humidifier every year
to get rid of scale, rust and hard water buildup.
Consult your owner's manual to learn how to
properly disassemble and clean your unit.
To improve efficiency, replace the humidifier
pad, filter or element every year. Learn
more about humidifiers.
Check the water hoses. A small blister in
the hose indicates wear and could cause the
hose to rupture. Manufacturers recommend replacing
the hoses every five years. Learn
more about washing machines.
Clean the lint filter after each load. Check
the entire length of the vent pipe for lint
build-up at least once a year - or more often
if the dryer gets a lot of use. Learn
more about dryers.
Note: Your dryer vent pipe should be made
of rigid aluminum. The white vinyl duct that
was common several years ago no longer meets
most building codes. See
dryer venting products.
Under most refrigerators/freezers there is
a set of coils and a cooling fan. The coils
need to be cleaned at least once a year. The
coils may look like a grate or a wide radiator.
Unplug the unit and use a refrigerator condenser
brush with your vacuum to clean any lint,
pet hair and other buildup from the coils.
more about refrigerators.
Note: On some built-in units, the condenser coils are on top if the refrigerator.
To keep your
stove looking like new, you need to replace
the drip pans or bowls every two to three
years. Once the drip pans or bowls are discolored,
they're nearly impossible to get clean. Learn
more about stoves.
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