Purchase the appropriate sized fridge to reduce energy consumption.
Make sure to recycle your old fridge. Many appliance retailers will pick up and recycle your old refrigerator when you purchase a new one.
Tips for Use:
Keep your internal fridge temperature between 35-38°F and the freezer temp at 0°F.
Keep your fridge full to consume less energy. Air has a low thermal mass, so it easily heats up when the fridge door is open. If you cannot keep your fridge full using groceries, use gallon jugs of water inside to fill the empty space.
Always minimize the time your fridge/freezer doors are open.
Place your fridge in a cool place away from heat sources like the oven.
Make sure your refrigerator door seals are airtight.
Regularly defrost your manual-defrost freezers and refrigerators to prevent frost buildup that decreases the energy efficiency of the unit.