Refrigerator Energy Consumption and Installation Tips

How To Reduce Refrigerator Energy Consumption(Light Bill)

Refrigerator Energy Consumption Tips and Installation Tips – Refrigerator is a machine to keep things cold, this machine normally maintained 4 and below degree Celsius for household use. Refrigerator is used to put Food, vegetables, fruit and drinks in it to keep this things cold and long use of this items.

There is box is called Freezer, this box is used for Freeze the thing which you want to cold fast or also used for ice-cream, this box keep thing cold until the ice melts. Most of the refrigerators are available in varies of colour and size or different specifications.

Inventor of Refrigerator

  • Jacob Perkins- 1813 (He is father of refrigerator)
  • James Harrison- 1854 ( patented in 1855 and build in Australia)
  • Ferdinand Carre and Edmond Carre- 1850 (build first absorption refrigerator and it was patented in France in 1859)
  • Baltzar von Platen- 1922 ( build gas absorption refrigerator)

How to Minimize Refrigerator Energy Consumption

1.Install the appliance in a cool, dry room with adequate ventilation
2.Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight and never put it near a direct source of heat
3.Not to block any vents or grilles is recommended for energy efficiency.
4.Allow warm food to cool down before placing it in the appliance.
5.Put frozen food in the refrigerator to thaw. You can use the low temperatures of frozen products to cool food in the refrigerator.
6.Do not keep the door of the appliance open for too long when putting food in or taking food out.
7.Shorter time for the door is open is the less ice will form in the freezer.
8.Clean the rear of the refrigerator regularly. Dust increases energy consumption.
9.Do not set temperature colder than necessary.
10.Ensure sufficient air exhaust at the refrigerator base and at the back wall of the refrigerator. Do not cover air vent openings.

Step by step Refrigerator Installation

Step 1 – select the site

  • Site required solid, level surface without flooring that may obstructs ventilation.
  • Away for direct sunlight.
  • Away firm heat sources.
  • Temperature should be 10 to 45 c.

Step 2 – Flooring

  • The surface much support a fully loaded refrigerator.
  • To protect the floor put piece of cardboard.
  • Once the refrigerator is in the final position do not move unless its necessary.

Step 3 – Adjust the levelling Feet

  • Level the refrigerator manually adjusting with levelling feet.
  • Clockwise to lower the position or turn counter clockwise to raise for safety reason.
  • Adjust the front side a little higher as compare to the rear side.

Step 4 – Initial setting

  • Plug the power cord into the well socket to turn on the refrigerator.
  • Open the door and check if the light up.
  • Set the temperature to coldest and wait for a hours.
  • Wait until the refrigerator reach the set temperature.
  • Now refrigerator is ready to use.

Step 5 – Final check

  • The refrigerator is plugged into a electrical outlet.
  • The refrigerator is installed on flat surface.
  • Set temperature is working.

Frequently asked Question About Refrigerator

1.The appliance is not operating at all or the temperature is too high or low.

  • Check that the power plug is correctly connected.
  • check the temperature control on the front panel correctly set or not
  • check appliance is facing direct sunlight or located near a heat source? If so, it may not be able to cool as well. Please put it in a place that is out of direct sunlight and not near a heat source
  • Is the back of the appliance too close to the wall? If so, it may not be able to cool sufficiently, Keep it an appropriate distance from the wall
  • Is there too much food inside so that the food is blocking the outlet vent. To keep the refrigerator at a suitable temperature do not fill the refrigerator with too much.

2.The food in the Refrigerator is frozen

  • check the temperature control or control panel set to the coldest temperature.
  • Is the surrounding temperature too low?

3.There unusual noises.

  • Check the appliance is installed on a stable position and even floor
  • Is the back of the appliance too close to the wall?
  • check any foreign objects fallen behind or under the appliance.
  • check the noise coming from the compressor in the appliance.
  • A ticking sound occurs when the various accessories contract or expand.

4. The front corners and sides of the appliance are warm and condensation starts to form

  • Heat-proof pipes are installed in the front corners of the appliance to prevent condensation from foaming When the surrounding temperature rises, this may not always be effective. However, this is not abnormal
  • In the very humid weather condensation may form on the outer surface of the appliance, when the moisture in the air comes into contact with the cool surface of the appliance

5. You can hear a liquid bubbling in the appliance

  • This is the refrigerant, which cools the inside of the appliance.

6.There is a bad smell inside the appliance

  • Has a food item spoiled?
  • Make sure that strong smelling food is wrapped so that it is airtight.
  • Clean out your Freezer periodically and throw away. any spoiled food. When cleaning the inside of the fridge store food elsewhere and unplug the appliance. Wipe with a dry dishcloth after 2 to 3 hours and then circulate air inside the refrigerator.

7.There is a layer of frost on the appliances walls.

  • Are the air outlet vents blocked by food stored inside the Refrigerator?
  • Space the food out as much as possible to improve ventilation
  • If the freezer drawer is not completely closed or is blocked humidity from outside may enter and cause severe frost to form

8. Condensation forms on the inside wall of the appliance and around vegetables

  • Food with high water content is stored uncovered with a high humidity level and the door has been left open for a long time
  • Store food with a cover or in sealed containers

9.The lamps in the freezer and refrigerator are not turned on

  • Lamps may not be turned back on if the doors of the freezer or a refrigerator remain opened side by side for 2 seconds or longer please Close the doors and then open them again.

10. Water Deposition on Cover Door/Chiller Tray

  • Water Deposition on Cover door/Chiller tray are due to frequent opening of the door/humid environment which is a normal phenomenon. It can be cleaned with a dry cloth

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