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Fill up your fridge
The fog has cleared around TerraPass towers and we’re feeling the heat. Here’s a way to save energy used by your fridge or freezer during the summer months: keeping your fridge and freezer at least three-quarters full to reduce the amount of energy they use.
**How this helps**
Items in your fridge have been already been cooled, so they help to keep the overall temperature down when you open the door. The more of them, the better. Still not convinced? Try putting one ice cube in a cooler and see how much more quickly it melts than if you filled the whole thing with ice.
* Don’t need all that food? Try a brick.
* Clean the coils of your fridge and freezer.
* Ditch the second fridge. You only use it at Thanksgiving, and it’s probably really old.
* Buy an Energy Star fridge.