You might not realize it, but your fridge and freezer could be costing you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy every year. In fact, they’re one of the biggest energy consumers out of all your appliances, running constantly 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
But don’t worry. There are some easy tricks you can use to cut down on wasted electricity and keep these energy gobblers functioning to their full potential. We’ve rounded up some of the best tips and tricks for saving money in the fridge and freezer. You could save more than $100 per year by implementing just a few of these simple tricks and saving wasted energy!
1. Pull the fridge forward 1 inch
You’ve probably heard by now that decorators recommend against shoving your furniture up against the wall. But did you know this rule also applies to your fridge? Although your natural tendency might be to push the fridge as far back as it will go, you can reduce energy usage by up to 40% by pulling it forward 1 little inch.
Next: Maximize efficiency with a little bit of organization.