Feature #10, March 3, 2010
Sure it’s cool to buy the $3,000 top-of- the- line refrigerator that does everything but takes out the trash. Although, saving money and making your refrigerator more efficient is even cooler (excuse the pun.)
Re-nest.com has some easy tips for making your refrigerator run more efficiently, in turn saving energy.
–Article by Amber Byfield
What You Need
Equipment and Tools
Vacuum with a hose attachment
1. Keep it clean. We’re talking inside and out. Here’s an in-depth look at cleaning the inside (including how to save energy while doing so).
2. Keep it full. If you’re rocking a beer-and-mustard-only fridge, consider unplugging it and investing in a much smaller model. Alternately, consider stocking your fridge well. That way your appliance is not using energy to just keep air inside of it cool.
3. As for the outside, this is where the vacuum comes in. Vacuum the coils. Using a vacuum fitted with a hose attachment, make sure to keep the coils clean. Once a year is all it takes.
Read on at Re-nest.com