|By keep your refrigerator or freezer too cold, it |
unnecessarily wastes electricity. The recommended
temperature is 38 to 40 degrees for the fresh food
compartment of the refrigerator. The recommended
temperature for the freezer compartment is 5 degrees.
If you have a separate freezer for long-term food
storage, it should kept at 0 to -5 degrees. Make sure
your refrigerator door seal is airtight. Test it by closing
the door over a piece of paper or a dollar bill so it is
half in and half out. If you can pull the paper out easily,
the latch may need to be adjusted or the seals need
to be replaced.
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