7.8001.2 Cleaning and Tuning Existing Refrigerators and Freezers

Topic: 
Plug Load
Subtopic: 
Refrigerators/Freezers
Desired Outcome: 
Energy used for food preservation reduced
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8001.2a
Clean and tune

Dirty or clogged coils will be cleaned

Air flow to the coils will be provided in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Appliance will be located away from heat sources (e.g., supply registers, direct sunlight) if possible

Interior temperatures will be measured, and the appliance must maintain:

  • Freezer temperature at 0°
  • Fresh food at 35-40°

Specific information about the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Condensation control switch will be left in the appropriate position, given occupant preference and moisture load in the house

Reduce energy use

Improve performance

Educate occupant on how to operate and maintain the appliance

TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
7.8001.2a
Clean and tune

Dirty or clogged coils will be cleaned

Air flow to the coils will be provided in accordance with manufacturer specifications

Appliance will be located away from heat sources (e.g., supply registers, direct sunlight) if possible

Interior temperatures will be measured, and the appliance must maintain:

  • Freezer temperature at 0°
  • Fresh food at 35-40°

Specific information about the proper maintenance of the equipment will be provided to the occupant

Condensation control switch will be left in the appropriate position, given occupant preference and moisture load in the house

Reduce energy use

Improve performance

Educate occupant on how to operate and maintain the appliance