10 energy saving tips
Do you want to save energy at your house? Then you should start by the fridge –επισκευή service ψυγεία! Taking proper care of your fridge will help you save energy and money off your bills. The refrigerator is an electrical appliance, located in every household. The following tips will help us save energy and money.
We make ecological and smart purchases
This saves money: We choose an energy efficient model, comparing the energy efficiency category listed on the labels, of different models.
We often check our refrigerator
Our device must be in good condition to consume minimal energy. In case we find a defect in the door seal, as we check the refrigerator, we must replace it, immediately, to avoid wasting energy. Do not open your fridge every time you go in the kitchen! It causes energy loss.
We place our food in the right place in the fridge
To save energy, we must use the different temperature zones of our refrigerator correctly: The upper part of the refrigerator is also the hottest. There, we store the cooked food. The vegetables are placed in the vegetable drawer, while the section, which is located just above the vegetable drawer, is the coldest part of the refrigerator. There we store vulnerable foods, such as meat and fish, cheese, etc.
We find the right location for our refrigerator
It is important to choose, correctly, where to place our refrigerator. Avoid exposure to sunlight. Avoid placing the refrigerator near heat sources, such as the oven, dishwasher and radiator.
We take care of the proper ventilation of the refrigerator
Nothing should cover the ventilation holes in the back of the refrigerator. Hot air must escape. Otherwise, the refrigerator heats up and consumes more energy. For the same reason, wall mounting the refrigerator is not recommended.
We do frequent defrosting of our freezer
Regular defrosting of the freezer is necessary to ensure a stable and efficient cooling and low energy consumption. The freezer, which has caught ice, mainly freezes the layers of ice and not the stored food. This means more energy and money. Meanwhile, many of the new refrigerator models provide automatic defrost.
Adjust the refrigerator to the appropriate temperature
Adjust the cooling temperature to the lowest point. The best refrigerator temperature is 7 degrees Celsius. The temperature of the freezer should not exceed -18 degrees Celsius. We can control the temperature of the refrigerator, with a simple household thermometer.
Cool the food completely, before putting it, in the refrigerator
If we put hot food, or drinks, in the refrigerator, the appliance will need more energy to cool them. So, leave them on the kitchen counter to cool and then place them in the fridge.
We keep the refrigerator door closed
The refrigerator doors must not be left open for a long time, for no reason. The cold air comes out and the warm ambient air enters, inside the refrigerator, where it is humidified. In this way, ice is caused, faster, in the refrigerator.
Storage tips for your fridge
The truth is that except for the energy saving tips that are needed nowadays, the way you store your food is also important as the energy conservation. So you should change the way you are doing things and follow the tips below:
At the fridge door
This is the area of the refrigerator that is most affected by the temperatures outside it. Every time you open it, the room temperature invades inside, mainly affecting the exposed side of the door, which is why this is the hottest area of the refrigerator. So at the door you keep the not so vulnerable, such as mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, products with a long life, soft drinks, standardized juices, butter. Although refrigerators usually have special cases on the doors for the eggs, it is best not to put them there (I will tell you where below).
At the top shelves
On the higher shelves of the refrigerator, the temperature is always constant. An ideal place to keep dairy products (cheeses, yogurts, milks, creams, etc.), cold cuts, products that after opening need refrigeration, food that does not need cooking, leftover food from lunch – which in fact is good is to put back, on the back of the shelves which is their coldest point. On the top shelves you will also store your fresh herbs. Ideally, put them in a glass of water – like flowers in a vase or without water covered with a plastic bag – like small balloons.
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