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Maximize cooling efficiency! Avoid using unnecessary energy by keeping your refrigerator too cold. For greatest efficiency, set refrigerators at 40° F and freezers at 0°F.
Avoid a household flood! If leaving on a trip that will take you away from home for several days, close the water valves that flow water into your washer. This will eliminate the risk of a flooded laundry room should the hose break while you are gone.
At a minimum, annually remove the toe grill from the bottom front of your refrigerator and vacuum the condenser coils. Be extremely cautious doing this so you do not damage a coil. Clean coils will ensure the refrigerator to run more efficiently and last
If purchasing a glass (ceran) top electric range, be sure the cookware you use has a flat bottom. If pans wobble, crown or have concave bottom the heat will not be distributed evenly and your cooking will not be precise.
- Joe - Silica Team Since 1970
- Is it ok to use fabric softner?
- Silica does not recommend using liquid fabric softener because its main ingredient is animal fat. This fat can build up in your washer (and your clothes) and can create problems. An all natural alternative to liquid softener is vinegar. A 1/4 to 1/2 cup of vinegar can be added to the fabric softner dispenser in your wash machine. Then run the machine as usual with the softener feature enabled. The vinegar will act like fabric softener and there will not be any odor from the vinegar upon drying of your laundry!