Energy EfficiencyYou may have unknown appliance issues if you notice a sudden spike in your electricity bill. These small problems may turn your electronics into electricity guzzlers, which will adversely affect your family budget. Start checking your fridge, since that’s one of the appliances with high electrical consumption.

Check For Cold Air

Run your hand along the side of the door to check for any cold drafts coming from inside. If the door doesn’t close properly or there’s a break in the door seal, have it repaired immediately. Continuously cooling a ‘leaky’ fridge can bring your electricity bill to an all-time high without you being aware of the problem.

Check for Energy-Efficiency

The temperature inside your icebox should be between 3 and 4 degrees Celsius. Freezers will work efficiently at 0 to 5 degrees.

Turn on your fridge’s economy setting or power saver switch, if it has any. All newer models have this feature, so its absence may mean you need to replace your old unit. Electricians from the Brisbane company Fallon Solutions recommend you look for energy saving devices that work with your electrical outlets.

Check for Overloading

This reminder can easily apply to other electrical appliances in your home such as your dishwasher, washing machine and dryer. Putting in more than the suggested amount of food in your fridge or storing too many items for too long will strain your appliance’s motor and cooling system. DailyMail.co.uk suggests following the correct way of loading your dishwasher.

With continuous overloading, your machine will break down or require repair. Both situations will affect your budget.

Now that you’re aware of how you can cut your electricity bill by regularly checking your refrigerator, go even further by maintaining all your appliances. Your wallet and family will be so thankful.