You may not realize it, but your refrigerator could be draining energy and raising your utility bills. But fear not–there are simple things you could be doing to conserve energy and save money. These small changes can add up in a big way:
Adjust the refrigerator settings: Keep your fridge between 37 and 40°F and your freezer at 0 to 5°F. Make sure not to keep your fridge on unreasonably low temperature settings to avoid putting a strain on your unit.
Minimize opening the door as much as possible: Cool air escapes every time the refrigerator door is opened. The unit then works harder to replace the air. Keep the door open no longer than necessary, close the door completely and make sure that your seal is tight.
Keep the fridge full: A full refrigerator retains cold temperatures better than an empty one. If the fridge is empty, storing water-filled containers inside will help your unit recover quickly after the door has been opened.
Move your refrigerator away from heat sources: Keeping your fridge a good distance away from hot areas such as an oven, dishwasher and direct sunlight can result in a 20% lower energy consumption.
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 any time at 866-782-9376 to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians.