Tip #3 – Is your refrigerator full!
This tip is paramount to lowering your cost of energy. The more free space that can be found in your fridge the more energy it will take to cool the empty spaces. Try to keep you refrigerator as full as possible. You may fill containers with water and utilize them as place holders or purchase bottled water and use them to stuff the free spaces in your fridge. Please do not over pack, this will reduce air circulation always allow sufficient space above items for the air to move around. To enhance the tip of unplugging your fridge, freezing bottled water or water in a container will guarantee that your freezer does not loose its temperature when you implement tip two in our first post of how and when to unplug your fridge. The ice will maintain your freezer temperature through out the night as was recommended.
Tip #4 – Defrost your freezer once per month
Have you ever had a stuffy nose and find your self struggling to breath? This is exactly what happens when you have excessive ice build up in your freezer. This cause the system to work 3 to 4 times as hard to keep your freezer cool if the lines are blocked by excess ice. Defrosting is easy and should not take you forever, just follow these 7 quick steps to get your fridge back up and running like nothing happened.
Steps to Defrost Freezer 
- Remove Food
- Turn Off Power
- Get Towels and a Bucket
- Give it some Time
- Clean It
- Turn It On and Let It Cool
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Tip #5 – Cool Food Before Refrigeration
This is probably the most known but least used tip!… Please allow your food to cool after preparation before placing it inside the fridge or freezer. When something warm or hot is placed inside the frige it drastically increases the temperature and the compressor is forced to work up to 3 times longer to remove the hot air and maintain the temperature. This will also affect food inside the fridge especially if placed next to dairy products: cheeze or milk etc. So not only will this drive your energy bill up it is also considered a health hazard by reducing the temperature of your daire products below the expiration level.