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5 Free Ways to Save Energy in the Kitchen

If you
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
    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.
  • Cook with
    flat-bottomed pots and pans.
    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
    flat bottoms.
  • Clean the condenser
    coils on your refrigerator
    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
    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
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Energy Saving Tips for Your Refrigerator

are the only household appliance that runs 24/7, which causes them to
be a major factor on your monthly energy bill. Even with an Energy
Star-certified model, your electricity bill can start to creep up if
you do not take proper precautions. Use the following five tips to
keep your refrigerator cold and your energy bill low.

Clean the condenser coils
the condenser coils every six months is a staple in a refrigerator’s
maintenance plan, similar to changing the oil of your car. These
coils are usually located at the back of the unit, and can become
coated in a thick layer of dust, animal hair, and other grime. When
this happens, the condenser must work harder and consume more energy.
Test seal strength
refrigerator’s gasket is the rubber seal located on the inside
perimeter of the door. This seal is responsible for keeping cold air
in the refrigerator and warm air out. Unfortunately, the gasket is
usually one of the refrigerator’s first components to wear down. To
test yours, close your refrigerator door on a dollar bill. If you can
easily slide the dollar up and down or remove it, you should replace
the gasket immediately to improve your energy efficiency.
Keep Your Fridge Full,
but Not Too Full
your refrigerator full will help it retain its temperature better
when the door is opened, because the different foods acts as
insulators to keep each other cold. On the other hand, keeping your
refrigerator too full can hinder air circulation and lead to warm
Keep Your Refrigerator
Away From Heat Sources
this tip makes perfect sense. If your refrigerator is located near
your stove, it will heat up when the stove turns on, and the
compressor will have to work twice as hard to keep the inside cool.
Other heat sources to avoid include your dishwasher and direct sun
from a window or skylight.
Let Hot Food Cool Down
hot food to cool down before sticking it in the refrigerator. Putting
in items that are fresh out of the oven will cause the food around it
and the entire interior of the fridge to warm up, which in turn
causes the refrigerator to use higher amounts of energy to cool back
If your
electricity bill still isn’t going down and you suspect your
refrigerator is to blame, there may be a more serious issue at hand.
If you live in Long Island or New York City, you can count on 24/7
Refrigerator Repair to get you up-and-running at any time of the day.
Our expert technicians keep fully-stocked trucks, which allows them
to make most repairs in the comfort of your own home on the same day
you call. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us
at 866-782-9376.
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Ways to Save Energy on Your Second Refrigerator


Do you
find yourself always running out of space in your refrigerator?
Sometimes, the model in your kitchen simply isn’t spacious enough to
meet the needs of your family. It is not uncommon for houses to have
a second refrigerator – maybe it is time for you to invest in one
too. Before you pull the trigger on your purchase, first make sure it
is necessary. In addition to several hundred dollars up front, a
second refrigerator can cost up to $100 a year to operate. If you
decide to buy one, use these tips to save yourself some money.

Buy an Energy Star model
and foremost, buy a refrigerator which is Energy Star certified. The
Energy Star label is given to the most energy efficient products by
the EPA. You can find a list of their most efficient products here.
These models may have a more expensive price tag, but they will save
you money in the long run by consuming less energy than non-certified
Keep it out of the garage
families like to keep their second refrigerator in the garage because
of the extra space, but that is one of the worst places you can put
it. An unconditioned garage presents a few problems. Firstly, the
temperature gets very high during the summer, which in turn makes the
refrigerator work harder than normal, which leads to a higher energy
bill. Even worse, if your garage gets too hot or too cold, it can
affect the refrigerator’s internal thermostat and your food can warm
to unsafe temperatures, causing you to throw away or unknowingly eat
your spoiled food.
Don’t buy more than you
taking a trip to the local appliance store, think about how much
space you will need in your second refrigerator. More space may be
luxurious, but it also requires more energy to cool. Buying a bigger
fridge than needed also hinders your refrigerators cooling
performance. Failing to consistently keep your refrigerator at least
halfway full will result in the loss of much more cold air when the
door is opened. These fluctuations can lead to prematurely spoiled
food and, once again, a higher electric bill.
shopping for a second refrigerator, it is important to make smart
decisions. It is also important to make smart decisions when looking
for a refrigerator repair service – that is why you should choose
24/7 Refrigerator Repair. Proudly serving Nassau County and Queens
for over 50 years, we offer service around the clock – that
includes nights, weekends, and holidays. Call 866-782-9376 or visit our website for more information. You can also like us on Facebook
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