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NOTE: The Long Island Power Co has a very strong marketing website. They have graciously granted us permission to reproduce the following web pages for the benefit of our customers. In keeping with the celebration of our 50th anniversary this year, we are pleased to present:
 
53 Ways To Save Energy
 
Contents:
 
 

Heating Tips
Cooling Tips
Refrigerator & Freezer Tips
Laundry Tips
Hot Water Use
Dishwashers
Cooking Tips
Lighting Tips
New Appliances

 
 
Refrigerator & Freezer Tips
 
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Like other appliances that heat and cool, refrigerators are big energy users. If your refrigerator door does not shut tightly, check the door seal to see if it needs to be cleaned or replaced. A door leak allows cool air to escape, forcing your refrigerator to use more energy to keep food cold.
 
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Cleaning the condenser coils found in the back or bottom of the refrigerator will maximize its efficiency. A brush or vacuum can be used. Be sure to unplug the refrigerator before you start cleaning.
 

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Keep the refrigerator away from heating appliances (ovens and dishwashers), windows, and heating ducts. Direct exposure to heat forces the unit to work harder and use more energy.
 
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When purchasing a new refrigerator consider a high efficiency model. Compare yellow EnergyGuide labels and choose the unit that uses the least amount of electricity.
 

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A freezers efficiency is increased by keeping its compartment full. Be careful not to block the fan that allows cold air to circulate.
 
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Although automatic defrost refrigerators are convenient, their defrosting features use a lot of electricity. A manual defrost refrigerator typically uses 36% less energy.
 

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Check temperature settings for the most efficient appliance operation. Refrigerator temperature should be 36-38 degrees and freezer temperature should be 0-5 degrees.
 
 
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Heating Tips
Cooling Tips
Refrigerator & Freezer Tips
Laundry Tips
Hot Water Use
Dishwashers
Cooking Tips
Lighting Tips
New Appliances

     
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