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CEA’s top tip series: Energy Saving Tips

Today we are looking at how to make sure your fridge & freezers are working energy efficient.

Fridges and freezers are the two appliances that are likely to be the highest consumers of power in your house and even more so in summer. They can make up 15% of your power bill!

Check the seal on your fridge door by running a piece of paper between the seal and door surface. If you can move it with the door shut, it is time to replace the seal because it is letting out cold air.

If you have a second fridge or freezer, think again whether you really need it as it will be costing you a substantial amount of power.

Make sure the temperature is set at 4 degrees for the fridge and -18 degrees for the freezer.

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Community Energy Action
Community Energy Action is a charitable trust committed to helping make warm, dry, energy efficient homes throughout Canterbury. Their services include insulation (subsidies available), heating, free, recycled curtains, free independent energy advice, and affordable energy efficiency tools. For more energy tips and advice call CEA’s free Energy Advice Service on 0800 GET WARM or visit www.cea.co.nz.