With the holiday season approaching, this means that in the future, your family is likely to have a lot of cooking and baking in particular. This makes it especially important that your oven is in proper working order, which may require maintenance and repairs in the coming weeks so that it works when you need it most. Here are some marks you can look out for that will help you determine whether you need an oven repair.

Your Oven Is Not Getting Any Hotter

Just because the oven is set to a specific temperature, it doesn’t necessarily indicate the actual, exact temperature inside your oven. If your oven is faulty, it may start working colder or even hotter than you set it up. This makes it extremely important that before you make any critical holiday baking, you put a thermometer inside your oven to check the actual temperature of your oven. If it is running significantly higher or lower than it should, you will need to repair it before the holidays came. 

Your Oven Cooks Inconsistently

Another way to find out if your oven needs to be repaired is to consider how your food has turned out recently; has the food been unevenly baked? When the oven is working properly, the food should be baked evenly throughout the body. However, if your food comes out undercooked above or below, then this is an obvious sign that your oven needs some repair. The holidays can be troublesome enough without your oven suddenly starting to act up to you. This makes it quite important that you check the condition of your oven now so that you can repair it before the holidays. 

Contact us to learn out more about how you can find out whether you need an oven repair, and how it can be solved; as well as about scheduled maintenance of your other home appliances.

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