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Should you lower the temperature of the fridge in the summer?

True. We often think refrigerators can manage by themselves, but this is not the case. Therefore, during the summer months, it is advisable to lower your refrigerator temperature. This is due to the general warmer temperatures and an increased consumption of cold foods to combat the heat ourselves, but which drain the refrigerating capacity of your appliance.
Because of this, refrigerators struggle to keep all the food stored inside cold. Who hasn’t gone to the refrigerator for a cold drink and found that it is not as cold as it should be? To prevent this from happening, we should adjust the thermostat by reducing it a couple of degrees so it is between 5ºC and 0ºC.

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The fridge and its VIP area

If you want your refrigerator to perform efficiently during these hot months, remember that the temperature is not the same in all areas of the refrigerator. The lowest shelf is the coldest part of the refrigerator, which is where you should place perishable foods such as meat and fish.
Fruit and vegetables have their own VIP zone: the drawers. All other products can be placed on the middle and upper shelves. Lastly, the racks in the refrigerator door are usually the coldest parts, so they are ideal for drinks, butter, or margarines and sauces of all sorts.

 

Tricks for reducing the electricity used by your fridge

  1. Let the air flow. It is extremely beneficial to leave room between items. This will enable air to circulate and distribute the air correctly.
  2. Warm food? No! Don’t you dare put warm food in the refrigerator. This makes the temperature rise, so the compressor must work twice as hard, which means higher electricity consumption and, therefore, higher electricity bills. Not to mention how the refrigerator’s thermal conditions deteriorate and its lack of efficiency in keeping the rest of the food intact.
  3. Keep the door shut. Be careful when opening the refrigerator door. Do it only when strictly necessary and try to close it as soon as possible to maintain the temperature inside.
  4. Above all, hygiene. Clean it and defrost it regularly, because accumulated ice prevents the appliance from working correctly.

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