How to save energy with your refrigerator?
Your refrigerator is a major source of energy consumption. However, some simple gestures can help you save energy with this
an energy-saving refrigerator
In order to control your power consumption, you must first choose your refrigerator well. To be precise, some devices are more energy-consuming than others.
Note that the Schneider models are energy-efficient, such as the combined refrigerator in vintage 249L with an A+ label.
Choose an appliance that matches your needs
Then, with an equal energy class, the larger the refrigerator, the more energy consumption. So, choose an appliance whose size matches your needs. For your information, anticipate 150 litres if you live alone, and then 50 additional litres for each additional person in your household.
A few simple gestures to save energy
Finally, remember these simple tips that will help you lower your refrigerator’s electric consumption.
The place of your appliance
First, place your appliance far from any heat source or window. Furthermore, leave about 10 cm between your refrigerator and the wall. If your appliance sticks to the wall, the heat removal system will be impaired.
Then, let your hot dishes cool down before your store them in the refrigerator. It is also advised to remove the useless packages from your food before you store them in the refrigerator. Simultaneously, make sure your appliance is always ¾ full. This will help stabilise the temperature.
Maintaining your appliance
Maintaining your refrigerator will also help you save energy. For instance, accumulated dust on the grid at the back of the fridge can amount to up to 30% overconsumption. That is why you must clean it regularly. It is also recommended to keep the seals clean and change them when they become damaged. And remember to regularly defrost your equipment so as not to let the ice get too thick.
Finally, temperature regulation will influence your power consumption. The ideal temperature is 4° or 5°C, not below.