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REFRIGERATION TIPS – MELBOURNE

At The Fridge Guy we take great pride in ensuring the satisfaction of each and every one of our customers. That is why we are happy to chat to you over the phone about your issue as well as bring you these handy tips and tricks.

Your fridge is one of the only appliances in the house that runs 24/7 and an inefficient fridge can account for up to 20% of your energy bill! This is why it is so important to ensure your fridge and freezer is running efficiently. Use our handy tips below to make sure your appliances are running at their best.

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  • Fill Your Fridge as Full as Possible
    It may sound strange but a full fridge or freezer is actually more energy efficient than an empty one. This is because the cold contents stay colder when the door is open than empty space would. You can combat the empty space by filing them with bottles of water.
  • Set the right temperature

    For maximum efficiency and food safety, the fridge should be set between 0°- 4°C and the freezer should be around -18°C. If your fridge doesn’t have a temperature display you can test the temperature by placing a small bowl of water in the fridge overnight. In the morning place a thermometer in the water and read off the temperature.

    For maximum efficiency and food safety, the fridge should be set between 0°- 4°C and the freezer should be around -18°C. If your fridge doesn’t have a temperature display you can test the temperature by placing a small bowl of water in the fridge overnight. In the morning place a thermometer in the water and read off the temperature.

  • Vacuum the back of your fridge/freezer

    A huge amount of dust, dirt and pet hairs tend to collect at the back of a fridge or freezer. Vacuuming this build-up off regularly will increase efficiency by allowing the condenser coils at the back to expel their heat more quickly therefore reducing operating costs.

  • Ensure door seals are sealing correctly

    If your fridge or freezer seals are cracked, broken or incorrectly installed you may be cooling the entire kitchen without even knowing it! Check whether your seals are working correctly by opening and closing the door a small amount and feeling for a slight suction. If there is no suction, your seals may need replacing or re-fitting.

  • Avoid putting hot food into the fridge or freezer

    This one is simple, putting hot food in means your fridge or freezer will have to work extra hard to cool it down therefore increasing energy consumption. Where possible, try to allow food to cool before placing it in your fridge or freezer.

  • Just because your fridge is old, it doesn’t necessarily mean it needs to be replaced!

    Many older fridges are made with high quality parts that have much more life left in them than you would think. Before you rush out and spend a fortune on a new fridge give us a call for a diagnosis, price and our honest recommendation.