Unplug Your Old Refrigerator - Home Energy Savings For Energy Watchers

Unplug Your Old Refrigerator

Maintain Your Refrigerator(s)
Do you have more than one refrigerator? Why?

Yeah, we, we do too. If you're like us, you have an overflow refrigerator that you use for holiday parties and special occasions. It's usually your old, inefficient refrigerator, maybe from the previous house, that you hung onto after you upgraded because it wasn't worth anything to sell it.

Unplug it!

Somehow, somewhere we seem to have gotten the idea that you're better off to just leave the house at room temperature all the time, that you're better off to just leave the computer on, that you're better off to just leave the spare refrigerator on even though it only has three things in it — and it's all hogwash. I know, I know, you don't do anything silly like this ...

But unless your old refrigerator is full of food, unplug it. You can always plug it back in later when you actually need it.