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Lansing Appliance Repair Service: How To Save Energy With Your Appliances

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It’s no fun when a kitchen appliance breaks down. And that’s especially the case when it’s an appliance you need to be operational every day, like a refrigerator, a dishwasher, or a freezer. A busted fridge is a massive annoyance, too, because you have to reach back there to unplug the thing (often an arduous task in its own right), get down on the ground, and start poking away until you stumble upon what the issue is. And that is pretty much a best-case scenario, too. Often, you won’t be able to find out what the problem with your refrigerator is, and it might be too late to salvage your perishables, like dairy and produce. In the time you took to try to fix your refrigerator on your own, you could have called Lane’s Repair, a provider of appliance repair service to Lansing and the surround areas for almost twenty years. You could have scheduled an appointment with us, and had a certified master technician come out to your place, likely within the day.

When your technician comes out to your place, you can expect them to come fully equipped with a toolbox and a specialized laptop with access to the most up-to-date information on your appliance’s make and model. Once we diagnose the repair that needs to be made, we will provide you with an affordable quote. Then we get to work, and your refrigerator will be fixed with your perishables safe and sound and cool once again!

We tell you that little story not to dishonestly dissuade anyone from attempting to perform DIY appliance repair themselves, but to let you know about your options. If you are in need of dishwasher repair or washing machine service, it might be a different story. But when you have potentially hundreds of dollars’ worth of produce, meat, and dairy in your fridge/freezer unit, calling in the punctual appliance repair professionals in Lane’s Repair is certainly something worth considering.

Now that we’ve successfully convinced you to give your local appliance repair company a call when you have refrigerator problem, we have a promised topic to get to! Today we are looking at various ways you can save energy, and money, with some handy appliance-related tips. Keep reading if you are a fan of saving money and energy at the same time!


Let’s start with fridges, because that’s what we’ve already been talking about. Typically speaking, refrigerators are a big contributor to that high-energy bill. But it doesn’t have to be that extreme of a case. For instance, you could keep your refrigerator, and freezer, at a cooler temperature than what you likely have it set at. If your fridge is set lower than 35 degrees F, feel free to turn it up to 38 degrees F, and you’ll be just fine. Likewise, the standard recommended temperature for a freezer is right at 0 degrees F. Many freezers and refrigerators are running much colder than the recommended range, so be sure to check yours out to shave off a few bucks on your next bill!

Another measure you can take to conserve refrigerator energy used is to ensure that the seals are functional on your fridge door. They must be airtight, and testing to see if they are is easy and actually a bit of fun. Get a piece of paper and place the piece of paper so that it is half-in, half-out of the door. Try to pull it out. If it’s easy to do so, you might need to call Lane’s Repair for refrigerator appliance repair. But that isn’t so bad a thing! Or, the latch just might need to be adjusted, which is an even easier fix.

Our final piece of advice is a helpful measure which you already might be employing. It’s a good idea to cover all liquids with a sealed cap of some kind, because these liquids release moisture into the air. This makes your compressor work harder to reach the appropriate temperature due to the excess humidity. It’s an easy thing to do to help you save a bit of money each month!

Your Dryer And Washing Machine

While not technically kitchen appliances, washing machines and clothes dryers certainly fall under our umbrella of appliances we service. It’s no fun when a washing machine or dryer goes down for the count. You either have to inconvenience a friend or family member who has a functional washing machine, or you need to scrounge up some loose change and find the nearest laundromat. Either way, it’s not nearly as fun as staying in the comfort of your own home to do your laundry.

Our first simple tip to help you save energy on your washing machine and dryer is to make sure that you don’t find any lint on your dryer’s lint screen. If it’s clogged it will use up much more energy than otherwise, and can actually be a fire hazard, given the heat of your unit when it’s in use. Another handy little dryer tip is if you are doing multiple loads, dry them back to back. It might take a bit more time, but it will save you money on the energy used to warm-up the dryer.

Get In Touch With Lane’s Repair Today!

We proudly serve a variety of domestic appliances and top brands thereof here at Lane’s Repair. Whether you are in need of Maytag, Bosch, Caloric, Amana, Goldstar, Hotpoint, Jenn-Air, Kenmore, KitchenAid, LG, Samsung Sears, Whirlpool, Roper, or some other appliance brand, the odds are highly in your favor that we will be able to provide you with affordable, reliable appliance repair service.

On top of that, we service Lansing, Jackson, Grand Ledge, Williamston, and much of the surrounding areas. When we come to your home for an appliance repair appointment, we will respect your home, provide you with a fair and thorough quote, and give you the best appliance service we are capable of. If you are in need of an affordable appliance repair company, give us a call today!


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