Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Today's Green Tip

Fridge temperatures. Have you ever looked at the temperature dial in your refrigerator? Ours looks similar to this one:
(Picture taken from Google images)

Of course, your first instinct is to switch it to normal without a second look. Instead, I decided to put a thermometer in the fridge to measure what the 'normal' temperature is. Is it the ideal temperature or just half way from warmer to colder?

In the end, the 'normal' temperature is too cold. So we kept moving the dial warmer until the thermometer continuously read between zero and four degrees Celsius.

In doing so, we will be able to save money on our electricity bill by not pumping unnecessary cold air into our refrigerator. All you need to do is go out and buy a thermometer and ensure the temperature is between zero and four degrees. Warmer than this, you run the risk of spoiling food and if it's colder you could spoil food by freezing it. We have repeated these steps for our freezer as well.

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