Trying to save on energy? Look at the office fridge

Focus on the fridge to keep energy costs down.

Focus on the fridge to keep energy costs down.

Trying to keep energy costs down in your business? You may want to start with the office fridge. While bringing in a professional crew with cleaning carts on the regular can be useful for doing a deep clean of the fridge, doing a regular purge and organization tactics can help save energy the appliance is using.

The Washington Post suggests taking the brush attachment to a vacuum and cleaning the front bottom of the refrigerator as well as the condenser coils in the back. According to the source, this helps improve energy efficiency and also boosts the shelf life of the appliance. Fridges can be an expensive cost if they break, so it’s important to treat them with care and ensure that they have a long lifespan.

Green Living Ideas reports you may want to keep an eye on what’s being stored in the fridge, as uncovered liquids can actually add moisture. This leads to more frost buildup and the source reports it causes strain to the fridge’s compressor, making it work harder and use more energy to address the problem. The source also suggests having employees open and shut the door quickly in order to conserve energy in the long run.

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