Organize your fridge to save energy and conserve better
The refrigerator is the appliance that more spending added to the electricity bill. It’s working 24 hours a day and requires considerable energy, depending on their size and the amount of food that you keep.
According to Digital Trends, comes an infographic web parts select, we teach placing food properly in the fridge to save energy, and thus reduce the electricity bill. It also helps us preserve food longer.
In America, every year throws away 40% of the food you buy. That represents a loss of 165,000 million dollars.
If this waste were reduced by only 15%, you could feed 25 million Americans a year.
Let’s see how to organize the refrigerator to save money on electricity bills and preserve food longer.
As you can see in this picture, lt is not uniform temperature throughout the refrigerator.
The hotter (or warmer) area is the refrigerator door. Here simply place the bottles with drinks or condiments, sauces, mustards, etc.
The shelf temperature descends as we go high.
The top shelf is warmer, so there you must put things that do not need too hot, as beverage cans, yogurt or leftovers.
In the center shelf are perishable foods, such as eggs, milk or cheese.
The bottom shelf is the coldest, and therefore there must be fresh food that spoils quickly, such as meat or fish.
You may not know it, but the bins have different humidity. Models indicated in the drawer itself.
If your refrigerator is old, it left open a drawer slightly so that moisture is maintained in medium or low values. If you close it, the humidity will be high. If you cannot leave them open (because the door is prevented, for example), then always put citrus and tomatoes in the center drawer of the refrigerator.
If you have drawers with different humidities, organize well:
* High humidity: Place here the vegetables that tend to wilt quickly. Carrots, lettuce, spinach, carrots, cauliflower, etc.
* Average humidity: Here are citrus fruits, melons, and tomatoes.
* Low humidity: Fruit and vegetables that tend to break or hit, and rot grapes, apples, pears, etc.
- Refrigerator temperature must always be less than 4 degrees centigrade. Bacteria begin to grow at this temperature.
- The ice in the refrigerator walls requires more energy consuming. I remove it.
- Leave space between the foods so that air can circulate. That will cool the refrigerator before and consume less.
- Removes dust and dirt from the outside back of the fridge (where the condenser tubes are), at least two or three times a year. You favor air circulation and energy efficiency.
- Clean the edges of the door (the rubber seal), removing dirt and food debris to prevent heat from the outside, which increases consumption.
- Seal up any cracks in the shell of the refrigerator, they also make less effective in cooling.
- Always leave a pitcher of water to counter the hot air of products with higher temperature, which are introduced from abroad.
- Leave a few centimeters of space between the refrigerator and the wall. So the heat will not stay stuck, forcing the engine to work harder.
You are nearly end of this article “Organize your fridge to save energy and conserve better”, when we recommend you to read another article on SevenFrigo: How to buy a new refrigerator, good and inexpensive guide.
If you follow these simple tips will get a double savings.
On the one hand, you will reduce the electricity bill because the refrigerator has to work less and thus consume less.
Furthermore, your food will last longer; they are less spoiled, so fewer will have to pull away, saving on the shopping cart.