Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Refrigeration Unplugged

Moving away from lighting, let's beging to have a look at refrigeration.  Refrigeration represents another large area of residnetial energy consumption.  Most studies on residential energy consumption agree that 5% to 8% of residential energy use in the US is spent on refrigeration.  As per the Department of Energy, 99% of all homes in the USA have one or more refrigerators, and 26% have two or more.  Our first refrigeration tip is easy.  If your home falls into that "or more" catagory of the statistics above, consider consolidating your refrigerated goods into on refrigerator and take the other(s) offline.  It's a great first step towards saving energy.

P Quentin Unsworth