Energy Saving Tips
As electricity prices escalate, it makes sense to ensure we all use as little power as possible. The refrigerator is believed to make up 15% or more of the average household and restaurant power bill.
Try these Energy Saving Tips tips to help keep costs to a minimum:
Research indicates that making a few adjustments to the way you use your fridge could save a household as much as $80 per year.
- Make sure there’s at least an 80mm of space on all sides of your fridge to allow air to circulate around the rear coils.
- Keep the rear of the fridge free of dust.
- Put the fridge in a cool place, out of direct sunlight and away from the oven.
- Check the seals by closing a $5 note in the door. If you can pull it out easily you might need to adjust the door hinge or replace the seals.
- Don’t open the fridge door more than necessary to keep as much cool air in as possible. Think about what you want from the fridge prior to opening the door.
- Allow food to cool before putting it in the fridge (but don’t let it sit at room temperature for too long as this could be a health risk).
- If your fridge is not auto-defrost; you should defrost between two and three times per year.
- If you run a second fridge, make sure it is in a cool place and turn it off when you aren’t using it for an extended period. Remember to leave the door slightly ajar when turning it off.
- Temperature settings for fridges should be 3°C to 4°C and freezers around -15°C to -18°C.
Many of the same hints apply to businesses as households.
Of course, we believe one of your priorities should be the fridge seals!
In addition, consider installing a door closer on walk in coolrooms (yes you can buy these from Fridge-Seal).
If you have any other questions please contact us for more information