|Part of||Engr114 Whole Earth Engineering|
|Keywords||Energy efficiency, Refrigeration, Electric appliances|
|Published by||Maria Hester|
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|Affiliations||Humboldt State University|
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|Cite as Maria Hester (2008). "How to clean refrigerator coils". Appropedia. Retrieved 2021-10-16.|
The usefulness of cleaning refrigerator coils is debated at Should I clean my refrigerator coils. Please read that before proceeding.
Steps[edit | edit source]
Tips[edit | edit source]
Cleaning the condenser coils in your refrigerator saves energy and money. For side-by-side or built-in refrigerators, cleaning should be performed at least twice a year. For refrigerators with coils mounted on the back of the refrigerator, cleaning the coils at least once a year is sufficient. The entire process should take 10 to 45 minutes, depending on how dirty the coils are; overall, it is a quick way to save money on your next energy bill.
Warnings[edit | edit source]
Make sure the electricity is turned off before attempting to clean your refrigerator's condenser coils!
Things You will Need[edit | edit source]
- Vacuum and/or
- Dryer Brush