This article discusses refrigeration saving tips for your home.
Refrigeration Saving Tips – Save energy, save money
This should give you some good ideas that should help you with refrigeration in your home.
A new energy efficient refrigerator uses at least 20% less energy than required by current government standards in the USA at the time of writing this article. 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 defrosting 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
- Do not let frost build up in the fridge or the freezer. Why? Because it increases your electricity bill.
- It is best to defrost and clean the insider of your fridge or freezer on a regular basis. Do so as least once every one hundred and eighty days (Six months).
- Ensure that your fridge or freezer is located in a cool place. Putting it next to the cooker or the boiler is not recommended.
- Do not locate the fridge or freezer in the path of sunlight.
- Check that the door seals on the fridge or freezer are airtight. The seals should be able to hold a five euro note or a five US dollar bill in place when the door is closed.
- Do not place warm food or hot food directly in the fridge or freezer, let it cool down first.
- Check the refrigerator temperature by placing an appliance thermometer in a glass of water in the center of the refrigerator. Read it after twenty four hours.
- Check the freezer temperature by placing a thermometer between frozen packages. Read it after 24 hours.
- Cover liquids and wrap foods stored in the refrigerator. Uncovered foods release moisture and make the compressor work harder.
- Regularly defrost manual-defrost freezers and refrigerators.
- Frost build up 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 refrigerator models are more energy efficient than side-by-side models. Features like ice makers and water dispensers, while convenient, do use more energy.
Purchase machines manufactured by a well known manufacturer with a good reputation with a good after sales service.
Some of these tips on saving money with your refrigeration are fairly easy to implement straight away. Now that you know these, you are in a position to implement these ideas straight away and hopefully you too will save money with your refrigeration.