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Did you know that your refrigerator is responsible for up to 11 percent of your home’s total energy use? With Connecticut electricity rates being some of the highest in the nation, we wanted to show you a quick and easy way to bring down your utility bills.
We all took five minutes to clean our refrigerator and think you should, too! During your Spring Cleaning ritual, it’s easy to take a few minutes to get under your refrigerator and vacuum off those condensor coils – and if the coils are on the back of the refrigerator, that means you should probably upgrade to a more efficient model.
Cleaning off those condenser coils
When dust and pet hair build up on your refrigerator’s condenser coils, the motor works overtime and wastes your electricity. Wiping down the coils ensures that air can circulate freely and keeps your refrigerator operating in tip-top shape. If you’ve never cleaned your condenser coils before, check out this instructional video.
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