Tips for Taking Care of Your High-power Appliances

Tips for Taking Care of Your High-power Appliances

Tips for Taking Care of Your High-power Appliances

The different appliances we use around our home contribute to making our lives so much easier. Can you imagine what your days will be like without a refrigerator, microwave, washing machine, mixer-grinder, and other such household appliances? 

These appliances accomplish complex chores and functions easily, without you having to break a sweat. And in the modern-day, to say that our lives are intricately dependent on these household appliances would not be an overstatement. 

As valuable as they are, these household appliances run on high-power electricity. Hence, they require delicate handling and an appropriate environment to operate optimally.

So, today we are sharing a few tips to help take better care of your high-power electrical appliances. These expert tips ensure a long life for your home appliances and limit the need for expensive repairs or replacements.

  • Home appliances are often at risk from electrical surges and voltage fluctuations. An electrical surge can overload your appliance’s internal circuitry with excessive current and can permanently burn its circuit board. Repairs for damaged appliances like air conditioners and washing machines can cost a fortune as well. So, it’s important to have some necessary countermeasures in place.
    Using voltage stabilizers negates the effects of electrical surges and voltage fluctuations. Incidentally, Schneider Electric offers an extensive range of voltage stabilizers including the consumer favorite APC Line-R Automatic Voltage Stabilizer, available in 500VA, 800VA, and 1200VA variants. Pick one from the Schneider Electric online shop today to keep your valuable appliances protected from sudden surges and fluctuations.
  • Voltage fluctuations can also be caused by short circuits. So, make sure your electrical appliances are not connected to a broken or damaged cable.
  • Remember to disconnect electrical devices from their power source during thunderstorms or lightning strikes to prevent them from overloading or voltage spikes.
  • Keep your appliances and their power sources away from water and moisture. A moisture buildup can short-circuit or damage your appliance permanently. Also, always avoid switching your appliances on or off with wet hands.
  • Get all your appliances serviced on schedule. It helps fix minor issues and keeps them working at full capacity. Periodic service checks also help avoid appliance breakdowns and costly repairs.
  • Appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers are exposed to dirt buildups over time and might require frequent cleanings. Cleaning your appliances regularly also prevents them from overheating.
  • Do not connect several high-power appliances to a single power source.
  • While working with appliances like blenders and ovens, follow the instructions manual to avoid appliance damage or self-injury.
  • Always try to plug your appliances to wall sockets. Only use extension cords when necessary and remove the plug after use. Long-term usage of extension cords can take a toll on your appliance and its internal circuitry.

Apart from these steps, it’s also important to have an electrical setup that is compatible with modern household equipment. Having your circuits protected with Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCBs) and Residual Current Circuit Breakers (RCCBs) protects your valuable equipment from electrical surges and short circuits. Employ an expert electrician and pick up high-quality electrical components for the best protection.

Schneider Electric offers some of the best circuit protection devices in the industry. All our products adhere to Indian and international electrical standards. And now you can easily buy Schneider Electric products online through our e-shop. You can also check the e-shop for exciting offers on modern switches and sockets, inverters, smart home sensors, and much more. It is a reliable one-stop destination for all your electrical requirements.

 
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