Is at least 15% more energy-efficient that the minimum standards set federally.
Uses half as much electricity as a fridge that’s 10 years old.
Consider a smaller fridge with fewer features:
A side-by-side refrigerator/freezer uses more electricity than conventional ones with the freezer at the top.
Larger sized fridges consume more electricity than smaller fridges.
Liquid dispensers and butter warmers use extra electricity.
With all fridges ensure:
Condenser coils are clean.
You do not overload.
Keep away from heat sources.
Replace the door gasket if necessary in order to keep the cold air in and reduce energy waste. To test for this, close the fridge door on a piece of paper – if you can pull it out easily, it may be time to replace it.
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Maintain a space of 5cm around your freezer so heat will be able to circulate away from the compressor and condensing coil.
Refrigerators are one of the biggest electricity users in the home, so it pays to consider an ENERGY STAR qualified model.
Look for a model that has an energy saver switch.
To keep refrigerators working well, defrost regularly.
Every three months, dust or vacuum your refrigerator’s coils and air intake grill.
Keep a space of at least five centimetres all around your refrigerator so heat will be able to move away from the compressor and condensing coil.
Allow hot foods to cool before putting them in the refrigerator.