Due to a computer glitch (and Blogger's AutoSave feature) the Change The World Wednesday post, which I spent several hours writing, has disappeared. Unfortunately, I don't have the time to recreate it so we won't be doing a recap this week. I do apologize!
Let's jump right into this weeks challenge:
Refrigerators use a lot of energy. We can minimize their impact by making sure they operate efficiently. So this week let's do a little refrigerator maintenance. Here you go:
Check that your refrigerator is level ... the door should automatically swing shut instead of staying open. Check the seal on the door ... try closing it on a piece of paper. If you can pull the paper out easily, it's time to replace the gaskets. Check the back of your refrigerator to be sure that it's clean ... vacuum coils if you have them to ensure that the compressor runs efficiently. How full is your refrigerator? Be sure that it isn't too full ... allow room for cool air to circulate which will keep everything at the right temperature.
If you are already diligent at keeping your refrigerator in tip-top condition, please tell us about another electrical device that could run more efficiently with a little "TLC".
Until next time (complete with the week's recap of your posts, tweets & comments) ...
WE'RE CHANGING THE WORLD ... ONE CHALLENGE AT A TIME!