In this day and age, everyone is trying to save money and reduce their carbon footprint. The first step to achieving that goal is reducing the amount of energy we use in our daily lives. Your refrigerator and freezer use about 15-20% of the energy in your home, so why not be smart about it? Check out the following tips for making your refrigerator as energy efficient as possible.
Pack it in
When you open and close your refrigerator door, you probably feel the cold air rush onto your body. While it might feel nice in the summer heat, it is actually killing your energy efficiency. By keeping your fridge ⅔ full, you can reduce the loss of cold air and give your energy bill a break.
Clean your condenser coils
The condenser coils are located in the back or underneath most refrigerator models. The coils are the ‘powerhouse’ of your fridge; they keep it cool and running. These coils can build up dust rather quickly, so it is important to clean them twice a year. Doing this simple task can save you as much as 15% on yearly energy costs.
Your freezer is supposed to be frozen, but it should not develop frost. This might seem contradicting, but it will help reduce the amount of energy your freezer is using on a daily basis. If the frost grows past a ¼” inch in thickness, turn off your freezer for 90 minutes and let that frost melt. Wipe down the freezer thoroughly and then place your food back inside.
Avoid Uncovered Liquids
This will cause moisture to buildup in your fridge and force your compressor to exert more energy. This could also lead to the aforementioned frost, which can increase the wear-and-tear on your compressor.
Is your refrigerator causing your energy bill to spike? Help is just a phone call away with Speedy Refrigerator Service. We offer same-day refrigerator repairs and maintenance services to Long Island and New York City. Give us a call at 866-782-9376 today.
are looking to reduce the amount of energy you consume each month,
the best place to start is in the kitchen. Large appliances such as
your refrigerator, stove, and dishwasher require a significant amount
of energy to use; but these five tips can help you slash your monthly
Don’t pre-wash your
dishes before putting them
into the dishwasher. Most newer dishwashers are powerful enough to
remove any food which may have hardened onto your plates. Washing
your dishes beforehand wastes water, time, and money.
flat-bottomed pots and pans. The
larger the surface that comes in contact with your stove’s burner,
the faster it will heat up. The difference is significant; pans with
warped bottoms can take 50% more energy to heat up than ones with
Clean the condenser
coils on your refrigerator every
six months. These coils are located on the back of your refrigerator
and can accumulate a thick layer of dust and grime if not regularly
vacuumed. This dirty coating can put additional wear-and-tear on
your refrigerator’s compressor and increase your monthly energy
Cook small meals in
a microwave or toaster oven
instead of a full-sized oven. If you are cooking an individual-sized
meal, save yourself time and money by cooking it with a small
appliance – a full-sized oven will consume over twice the amount
of energy of a microwave.
Unplug your small
appliances when they aren’t
being used. Things like toasters, coffee makers, and electric can
openers constantly drain energy when they are plugged into the wall
– even if they are not being used.
malfunctioning refrigerator can also cause your energy bill to
skyrocket. If you notice your monthly electricity bill creeping up
but you aren’t changing your consumption habits, your refrigerator
may be to blame. If you live in New York, call 24/7 Refrigerator
Repair at 866-782-9376 – we offer around-the-clock emergency
support and one-hour service to Long Island, New Jersey, and
Connecticut. For more information about 24/7 Refrigerator Repair,
to visit our website.