Green in the Kitchen: A ‘Cool’ Way to Save Energy

Now that’s a full fridge!

Your refrigerator can consume more energy than any other appliance in your home. Every time you open your fridge, you let out cold air and let in warm air. Here’s a fun fact to help you keep that cold air from escaping every time you open the fridge: A full refrigerator is the key to preserving your veggies and your refrigerator’s efficiency (and it saves money too)! 

Here’s how it works: When your refrigerator is full, it traps cold air inside, and there is less air overall to cool! The California Consumer Energy Commission even suggests keeping gallon jugs of water in the fridge to fill up the empty space. Refreshing! Although you should never overfill your refrigerator, keep it full and save money!

All this month, we’re going green in the kitchen. Read more!

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6 thoughts on “Green in the Kitchen: A ‘Cool’ Way to Save Energy

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  2. Terrance Chadd

    If the idea of moving around heavy jugs of water in the fridge I”ve used boxes stuffed with newspaper to fill space. When I need extra space just take oput and reuse.

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