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16 February 2012

Help your fridge be cool

Save energy on refrigeration by keeping the fridge at least half full: food retains cold better than air does. Add containers of water if you’re low on groceries.

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Save energy on refrigeration by keeping your fridge at least half to three-quarters full: solid and liquid foodstuffs retain cold better than air does.

If you’re low on groceries, simply fill some icetrays, bottles or tupperware with water and use them as cold-keepers. 

You can pack the freezer compartment quite tightly, but don’t overstuff the cooling section; air still needs to circulate.

If you aren’t using the space optimally, and you regularly find you have just a few lonely items on the racks, consider swopping your fridge  for a smaller, less energy-hungry model.

(EnviroHealth Editor, Health24, August 2011)

 

 
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