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Can We Save The World ?
Reduce refrigerator and freezer energy use
Refrigerators and freezers use 18% of US residential electrical energy.
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Refrigerators and freezers use electricity to transfer heat from articles placed inside to
the outside, their efficiency is generally inversely proportional to the inside to outside
temperature difference, they generally work more efficiently if it’s cool externally. When doors
or lids are open cool air escapes reducing efficiency and increasing operating costs. Advice on
measuring residential temperatures.
Modern refrigerators and freezers have been enhanced to transfer heat more efficiently, insulation
levels have also been increased reducing operating costs.
What can I do to reduce refrigerator and freezer energy use?
This web site contains more than 100 practical suggestions to enable you to reduce your residential
energy use and save $100’s.
- If you can put your refrigerator/freezer in a cool room, they will operate more efficiently.
- Reduce the number of trips you make to the refrigerator/freezer.
- Never leave the refrigerator/freezer door or lid open for longer than necessary.
- Keep your refrigerator/freezer full, especially front opening units, there will be less cold air
to escape when opened. Fill empty spaces with, cardboard boxes, empty containers or bubble wrap.
- Replace old refrigerators with new and replace old freezers with new, these are far better insulated
and operate more efficiently.
- Remove accumulated ice, never let more than ¼ inch of ice accumulate in your refrigerator/freezer,
it reduces energy efficiency.
- When you are away from home for days or more turn off the ice maker.
If you find the information on this web site helpful please pass it on to friends and relatives,
the more of us that become energy frugal the greater the benefit to the world’s living things.
Native American Wisdom: "In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our
decisions on the next seven generations".