The holiday season is an exciting time of year–but it’s also an expensive one! If you’re trying to save for your holiday shopping, it is important to cut costs wherever you can. Did you know that roughly 16% of your monthly electric bill comes from your refrigerator? These small changes can add up to big savings and put some extra holiday cash in your pocket:
Keep your fridge ⅔ stocked: Your fridge and freezer will use a lot of energy to replace all the cold air that flows out every time someone opens the door. Keeping your fridge and freezer at least 2/3 full, will lessen the amount of air that can leak out.
Clean your condenser coils: If you have dirt and dust built up around your condenser coils, it’ll impeded airflow around the appliance, forcing it to work harder than it has to. It’s been said that you can save 15% of the electricity that your fridge uses by keeping the coils clean!
Keep an eye out for frost build-up: If the frost building up in your freezer is ¼ inch or thicker, it’s time to thaw it out. Your appliance will work much harder than it needs to with a frosty build-up, using a lot more energy!
Always cover your liquids: Did you know that storing uncovered liquids in your fridge will actually cause your compressor to work harder? It’s true! Uncovered liquids will add moisture to the interior, and can possibly contribute to a frost build up. Save money and energy and make sure all of your items are covered tightly before entering your refrigerator!
A broken refrigerator can also consume much more energy than one which is operating properly. If you suspect your refrigerator is malfunctioning, Speedy Subzero can repair it for a fraction of the cost of a new model. We serve Long Island, New York City, Connecticut, and New Jersey, and same-day service is available – call us anytime at 866-782-9376 to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians.