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How to Take Care of Your Home Appliances Electrical appliances are different in their care, and it is difficult to give particular instructions for each and every item or model. So if you couldn’t find your manual, might as well ask for a new one. Remember to give the model number (usually stamped on the appliance) to your manufacturer or dealer. For general care and safety, take note of the following: Fuses
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Fuses are safety devices that obstruct electric power when there are issues with a specific circuit. The small metal wall box that contains them is normally found in the basement. Whenever an electric circuit overloads, the soft metal strip in the fuse melts, thus keeping electricity from being transported.
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Worn cords, defective equipment and an overloaded are three examples of causes of blown fuses. It is easy to replace a blown fuse with a new one, but amperage (stamped on the screw end) should be the same. If you cannot detect the problem or the new fuse blows, call in a professional as soon as you can. Electric Light Bulbs Consideration of circuit loads, plugs and cords is undeniably vital. Though a lot of people know electric light bulbs, majority are not adequately knowledgeable about them. First and foremost, wattage must be just right for their purpose. You can get this information from any electric power company. Light Fixtures You can be careful about choosing the right bulbs or lights and still not get enough light. Shades, bulbs and reflecting bowls that are too dusty or soiled will make you lose so much light. When you clean your furniture, switch off the lamp and dust the shades and bulbs. If the bowls and shades have a dust-attracting film, take them off and give them a bath. These items are washable like other glassware, but fluorescent tubes and bulbs should never be submerged in water. Instead, simply wait for them to cool down, clean them with soapy fabric, and wipe to dry. Very importantly, make it a point to dry your hands before putting them back on. If tubes and bulbs are still looking dark even if you have cleaned them, they are about to expire, reason for the low light. You may have to screw in new ones. Disposal Proper disposal of old bulbs and tubes is very important. In fires, they can cause small minor explosions. Never throw them out recklessly or you – especially children – can end up with serious cuts. Moreover, there are fluorescent tubes which use materials that are potentially harmful to the environment once the glass breaks. To summarize, remember that worn cords, defective equipment and overloaded circuits can all cause fuses to blow. When using electric light bulbs, make sure the wattage is right for their intended task, and light fixtures must be kept clean to maximize light output.