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How to make your refrigerator more energy efficient. (Step 4)

Another way to help your refrigerator to be more energy efficient is to make sure that everything is properly covered. Liquids, if containers aren't tightly sealed, will evaporate which makes the compressor work harder and then condense on the top of the fridge which will cause drips. sedih

The same holds true for food that you put in the fridge. Always make sure that the food containers are closed tightly and that the food has cooled down. If you place hot or very warm items in the fridge, that too can make your refrigerator work harder. Allowing food to cool before placing it in the fridge is an excellent idea, provided you don't let the food sit out at room temperature for too long!

So step #4 is:

Always make sure food and liquid containers are tightly sealed when in your fridge.


Mama Jenn said...

Thanks for the info! I didn't know about the liquids evaporating would make the fridge have to work harder!

Noel said...

I did a really dumb thing one day - I had been making chicken broth and after putting it all in about 8-10 canning jars I stuck the hot jars right in the fridge. A few hours later, we were getting ready to have some company over I went to check on the food in the fridge - everything was hot. I though our fridge had stopped working until I finally realized that those jars had raised the temp in the fridge. It was not my smartest moment - by far...

Casey (EcOnomical Mom) said...

I wish I could say that I have NEVER done anything like that...but...

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