Refrigerator

5 ways to Green Your Refrigerator

The average refrigerator is an energy hog. Following the tips listed below can save money on your electric bill and reduce your carbon footprint.

  1. Choose an ENERGY STAR refrigerator

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    A new ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerator uses about 40 percent less energy than a non-certified refrigerator.

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  2. Set your refrigerator temperature between 37 and 40 degrees

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    Don't keep your fridge too frigid! Avoid wasting energy by setting your refrigerator to an appropriate temperature.

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  3. Keep a full refrigerator

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    A full fridge is more efficient at maintaining temperature, meaning it won't have to work as hard to keep your food cold every time you open the door.

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  4. Maintain your refrigerator

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    Simple maintenance tasks, such as dusting off condenser coils and cleaning the door seal, can significantly reduce the energy required to power your fridge.

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  5. Recycle used appliances

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    Refrigerators contain chemicals that can deplete the ozone layer and must be disposed of with special care.

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