The refrigerator is a great convenience for so many things, but it’s also an energy zapper when it comes to paying your electric bill. Is there anything you can do to keep your food and beverages cool without having to worry about this? The key to an energy-efficient refrigerator no matter the size is to arrange your food so you can get at it quickly and easily without having to leave the door open.
Here are a few tips on how to arrange your food in the fridge:
- Understand what to leave in and out of the fridge. Not everything we think needs refrigerating needs to be refrigerated. Tomatoes, apples, and pears are happy at room temperature. Besides mayonnaise and other food containing eggs, most condiments can be stored at room temperature.
- Ditch the novelty food items. You’ll probably only use them once whether you bought them for a special recipe or because it didn’t taste good. Anything that is just adding clutter, get rid of it.
- Prioritize the things you use most. Keep the stuff you use the most frequently at the front of the shelf or in the door compartments. Beverages like water bottles, fruit juice, and other items. You just wanna grab and go with these items, the less you have a fridge open the better.
- Don’t overload the shelves. Cramming your fridge reduces airflow and this can cause ice build-up during the frost cycles. Ice build-up makes it harder for the fridge to maintain temperature properly. Know where the vents in your refrigerator are and arrange your items so that the vents are not blocked.
Keeping these tips in mind can help you reduce the energy cost of the refrigerator. Save money with these energy-efficient tips