Refrigerator Maintenance Tips

Refrigerator Maintenance and Energy Saving Tips

Home appliances contribute to a large part of your energy expenses each month. Here are some great refrigerator maintenance tips you can use to save energy. 

  • Install the refrigerator away from direct sunlight and heat-producing appliances.  Leave ample room behind refrigerators with rear condensers to allow maximum air flow.
  • Keeping the refrigerator and freezer at least ¾ full will improve efficiency and avoid wasting energy cooling a large empty space
  • Clean the condenser coils once or twice a year to remove build up of dirt, dust and pet hair which will make the unit work harder to keep cool.
  • Clean the door seals with a mild detergent to prevent them from drying out and cracking or splitting.  Replace if cold air is leaking out due to a poor seal.
  • Avoid opening the refrigerator more often than necessary and do not leave it open too long

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