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Cleaning Your Refrigerator Coils


When was the last time you cleaned your refrigerator coils? If you don’t know or you just moved into a new house, they probably look like this (images)

Dust and dirt accumulation on your refrigerator coils prevents them from efficiently releasing heat from the fridge. This makes the compressor in your fridge have to work harder and longer than it was intended to in order to keep your food cold. The extra work shortens the life of your fridge and raises your energy costs. In fact, according to the Consumer Energy Center, cleaning the coils on your fridge can reduce the amount of energy your fridge uses by up to 30%.


At least every 6 months if you do not have pets, more frequently (every 3 months) if you do.


Unplug your fridge and gently pull it away from the wall (it can be helpful to buy sliders to put under the fridge to protect your floors)

Using a coil brush and vacuum cleaner (never water!) gently vacuum all dirt and debris from the coils on the refrigerator. Ensure that you get both the bottom and the back of the fridge. NEVER use water or chemical cleaners on your coils.

Push fridge back into place and plug back in.

Cost to hire someone to clean your fridge ranges from $250 to $500 per visit.

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