- Defrost your refrigerator regularly. Frost acts as an insulating blanket which causes the motor to work overtime, resulting in more electric energy used.
- Check your refrigerator door gaskets for leaks. A worn-out gasket can cause the motor to work longer to maintain desired temperature.
- Place your refrigerator in the coolest side of the room. The best is usually on the northern part, away from the morning and afternoon sun.
- Cool foods to room temperature before storing in refrigerator.
- Don't overcrowd the refrigerator. This interferes with the circulation of air and overworks the
compressor to maintain cold temperature.
- Remove store wrappings from foods before putting them in the refrigerator; paper acts as insulation.
- Avoid unnecessary opening of refrigerator.
- Keep cooling fins and coils of refrigerators clean and dust-free.