2.07.2012

Tipsy Tuesday (#154)

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Tip #154

Leaky door seals can lead to energy loss in both refrigerator and freezer. A door with a faulty seal lets cold air escape, making the unit work harder and cutting food quality.

Check door seals with the "dollar bill" test. Close the refrigerator or freezer door on a dollar bill. A well-sealed door will hold tight to the money; if the bill falls out, or can be slid around easily, it's time to clean or replace the door gasket.

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10 comments:

Stacy Uncorked said...

What a great tip! I'm SO going to try this today, I keep telling the hubby that I think both doors on the fridge are not sealing like they should, as well as the upright freezer in the basement. If I'm right, I'll be adding to the Honey Do list for this weekend! ;)

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VandyJ said...

Since our refrigerator is not even two years old, it better not be leaking :)

Kimi said...

My fridge is a thousand years old...at least. I keep half hoping it will die and the landlord will have to buy me a new one...but knowing my slumlord it will be an even worse model than I currently have.

Oddly I just resealed my doors this morning.

Amanda said...

Might have to try that!

Dollie @ Dollie Creates said...

I might need to try this, although with the old windows in the front of our house, I'm sure air escapes. (Gotta love old windows)

Impulsive Addict said...

Hold on while I try....

Impulsive Addict said...

I'm happy to report that I DO NOT have a leaky fridge! WOO HOO!

becca said...

cool tip

Shawn said...

The fridge is good to go but the front door is another story, I can see a gap at the bottom big enough for my little finger into.

Thanks for linking up and sharing another helpful hint!

jennykate77 said...

Good tip! I'll have to try this when I get home.