Thank you Sears for providing us with in-home appliance services and sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
I can hardly believe we’ve been in our home for over a year now. Since we’ve moved in we’ve overhauled our landscaping, painted the exterior of our home, painted our master bedroom, painted our living room, replaced all the blinds (15 windows was a harsh blow to our wallets) and more. We’ve learned to caulk around windows, shower tiles, and over cracked stucco.
In November I planted daffodil bulbs in hopes that this spring will welcome some of my favorite blooms. Sir Winston Churchill daffodils are one of the few that will bloom every year in north Florida (zone 9a). I can’t wait for spring now!
I don’t know how I was able to convince B into doing some, ahem, work around the house, but this past weekend he and I put up 1×2’s and pegboard in the garage. Our tools are FINALLY out of a box and out where I can see them! We have two more pegboards to install for larger items and for all of my gardening supplies.
However, there’s been one area of homeownership that we haven’t really looked into…
Do you know how long appliances usually last? Not surprisingly, the answer is: a lot longer if you take care of them! For example, a refrigerator may last you 10-13 years if you remember to clean the coils once or twice a year. If you have an older fridge, the coils might be painted black and mounted on the back. Newer refrigerators often have the condenser coils on the bottom. It’s easy to clean them with a coil brush, available at Sears.com.
Speaking of Sears, did you know about their Bundled Maintenance Package? This plan has Sears technicians come to your home and service up to five (5) appliance, all for just $199 for a year! They clean out coils and other sensitive parts, inspect the appliances for issues, and even give helpful tips on how to maintain them yourself. Our technician even cleaned our fridge coils for us with his vacuum. That was so nice! Pictured above, he’s looking at the parts of our dishwasher. He told us it was one of the best he’s seen. Plus, Sears Bundled Maintenance Package covers your appliances even if you did not buy them from Sears. The Sears in-home technician was knowledgable and took the time to make sure I understood how the plan works.
I also learned that dishwashers generally last 10-13 years. In order to extend its life we should run it regularly (hey, no complaints here!). This helps keep the seals, gaskets, and hoses from dry-rotting and keeps mold and mildew from forming.
No matter where you purchased your appliance, the Sears bundled maintenance plan will provide them with whatever TLC they need via an in-home technician. Sears Home Appliances and Services is the house expert for homeowners so that consumers “don’t go it alone” when it comes to taking care of their home.
How about you?
How do you manage your appliance maintenance?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sears Home Appliances and Services.