You’re not only wasting electricity which costs you $$$, you’re also compromising the quality of food in the refrigerator and people’s health & well-being.
According to Home Energy Magazine, while you stand with the fridge door open contemplating on what to eat, the wasted energy accounts for 7% of the appliance’s total energy use.
By opening the fridge door for lengthy periods or numerous times you allow the cold air that keeps your food fresh and safe to escape. The cold air is replaced by warm air from the room. Your refrigerator’s compressor then works much harder to drive the warm air out and bring the temperature back to normal. This will only add to your monthly energy bill and your environmental footprint.
Based on research, the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Florida confirmed opening and closing your fridge door wastes 50 to 120kWh a year. Putting that into context, saving 100kWh annually is a free load of laundry every week for an entire year.
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