Your refrigerator is the hardest working appliance in your home, so it’ll benefit both your wallet and the environment if you make an effort to keep it energy efficient. Follow these tips, and your refrigerator will be working smarter, not harder.
Choose or upgrade to an energy-efficient model
You should give serious thought to buying a new appliance. Many of the most efficient refrigerators in the energy efficiency class have an A +++ rating.
A +++ refrigerators are always highly efficient and energy efficient.
Your refrigerator location is very important
The position of your fridge can have an impact on how hard it has to work. Do not place your refrigerator near a heat source such as direct sunlight, stove or oven. Make sure your refrigerator is well ventilated so that the compressor does not run continuously.
The optimum temperature for refrigeration is 5 ° C and -18 ° C for refrigerator operation. Setting the temperature correctly can save you money directly.
Keep the door closed
It’s easy to get distracted and walk away from the refrigerator for a moment, leaving the door open. But this lets all the cool air out and all the warm air in, so the appliance will have up its work rate to get things cool again. Try to keep door opening times to a minimum to put less stress on the appliance.
Keep your fridge organized
When using a container, there is a neat way to store food in the refrigerator. You will spend less time searching for food by opening the refrigerator door, working less equipment to bring the temperature back to normal.
Only put cold food in your refrigerator
Putting hot food in your refrigerator raises the air temperature inside, so naturally the appliance has to work hard to bring that temperature back down again. Some worry that leaving food out gives it a chance to spoil but allowing leftovers to reach room temperature before putting them in the refrigerator is perfectly safe.
Defrost the freezer compartment
A thick layer of ice in the freezer compartment acts as a form of insulation and the appliance has to use more energy to cool the interior therefore, we recommend that you regularly defrost your freezer.
Check door seals regularly
The seals around your refrigerator’s door are the barrier between the cool air inside and the warm air outside. Any break in this seal will mean warm air gets into the refrigerator, so it’ll have to work harder to maintain the set temperature. Keep the door seals clean and have them replaced if you notice any cracks or splits.