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Refrigeration Saving Tips

This article discusses refrigeration saving tips for your home. This should give you some good ideas that should help you with refrigeration in your home.

Refrigeration Saving Tips – Save energy, save money

A new energy efficient refrigerator uses at least 20% less energy than required by current government standards in the USA. A new energy efficient refrigerator uses at least 40% less energy than the conventional models sold in 2001.

Short-Term And Long-Term Potential Savings Note

An Anti Frost Freezer Mat prevents the build up of frost and ice in your freezer or in the freezer section of your fridge.

This reduces the need for manual de-frosting which is good news. It helps to save on energy.

When frost or ice is present, the refrigeration unit has to work harder and uses more energy in this process.

Refrigeration Saving Tips

1. Do not let frost build up in the fridge or the freezer. Why? Because it increases your electricity bill.

2. It is best to defrost and clean the insider of your fridge or freezer on a regular basis. Do so as least once every 180 days (6 months).

3. Ensure that your fridge or freezer is located in a cool place. Putting it next to the cooker or the boiler is not recommended.

4. Do not locate the fridge or freezer in the path of sunlight.

5. Check that the door seals on the fridge or freezer are airtight. The seals should be able to hold a 5 euro note or a 5 US dollar bill in place when the door is closed.

6. Do not place warm food or hot food directly in the fridge or freezer, let it cool down first

7. Do not keep your fridge or freezer too

8. Check the refrigerator temperature by placing an appliance thermometer in a glass of water in the centre of the refrigerator. Read it after 24 hours.

9. Check the freezer temperature by placing a thermometer between frozen packages. Read it after 24 hours.

10. Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder.

11. Regularly defrost manual-defrost freezers and refrigerators.

12. Frost buildup decreases the energy efficiency of the unit. Don’t allow frost to build up more than one-quarter of an inch.

Long-Term Savings Tip

When shopping for a new fridge or freezer, look for the label to find one that uses less energy. Select a new refrigerator that is the right size for your household. Top freezer models are more energy efficient than side-by-side models. Features like ice makers and water dispensers, while convenient, do use more energy.

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