Your fridge is a critical appliance that uses a lot of energy to run! While it’s true that some refrigerators are built to be more energy efficient than others, did you know that you can help make refrigerators efficient? From your home’s temperature to how you store your food, there are a lot of factors that affect how your fridge operates. So what can be done to boost your fridge’s efficiency?
How Can You Make Refrigerators Efficient?
Check Your Thermostat Settings
This means both in and out of your fridge! Ideally, your fridge will be set at about 37° and your freezer at 0°. These optimal temperatures will keep your food fresh and reduce energy strain on your fridge. With some models, it can be tricky to know precisely where your fridge is set, so investing in an appliance thermometer can be extremely helpful in making refrigerators efficient.
Outside of your fridge, your home’s thermostat should be set at about 70° for optimal efficiency. If your kitchen is warmer than that, your fridge will use more energy to keep everything cool, which you may see in your energy bill!
Think About How You Organize Your Fridge
Did you know that there’s an optimal way to organize and stock your fridge? Proper organization is part of what makes a restaurant’s refrigerators efficient, and it can help you at home, too! Some food items will retain the cold longer and help cool items around them. However, too much food will prevent proper airflow and can cause food to spoil faster. Things like condiments and drinks that can handle some fluctuation can be stored in your doors, which are generally warmer than the rest of your fridge. Items that may spoil faster at warmer temperatures, like dairy products, eggs, and meat, should be stored toward the back where it stays cooler.
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