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Tips for reducing the running costs of your fridge/freezer

fridge freezer energy saving tips
 Energy Saving:  50 - 400 kWh each year
 Money Saving:   £9.35 -  £74.8 each year
 CO2 Saving:  18.35kg - 146.8kg each year
 Comment:  Fridge maintenance. Savings depend on size, age and rating
 Energy range that could be saved with this measure.
 Money Savings range you could have employing this measure.
 Carbon Dioxide emission range that could be saved with this measure.

  • Place the fridge in a cool well ventilated position out of direct sunlight and away from a heat source such as an oven.
  • For greatest efficiency set refrigerators at 4ºC and freezers at -18º C (or as close as you can get).
  • Avoid frost build up by defrosting regularly.
  • Avoid leaving the door open and ensure door seals are working properly. To test this place a piece of paper in the door seal when it closes. If the paper is held firmly, the seal is sound.
  • Keep freezer compartments full! Fill any unused space with scrunched up newspaper.
  • Don't put warm food in the fridge; let it cool-off outside first. This avoids the fridge from having to use extra energy to keep the temperature low.
  • Keep exposed coils at the back free from dust and fluff. Accumulation of dust on condenser coils can increase energy consumption by up to 30%.

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