Yes, it really matters for the bottom line when you open and close a refrigerator at home. Lingering in front of an open refrigerator to decide what to eat or drink wastes energy. A refrigerator accounts for about one-sixth of your home’s total energy use, and idling with the door open can waste as much as $60 every year. The solution is easy: Don’t open the fridge and stare. When it’s time to buy a new fridge, invest in an energy-efficient model with a secondary opening door; the smaller door helps you grab frequently used items without opening the entire refrigerator.
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