Is less electricity used if you turn down the cold setting on a mini-fridge?

If you turn down the setting on the fridge, and it's using less energy to keep it cold, would it decrease the electricity being used?

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  • 8 years ago
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    I am a home inspector for Maple Trust Inspections in St. Catharines, Ontario.

    I see appliances new and old every day. The electricity used when the fridge is running will be the same, however the electricity used over time to keep the fridge at a lower temperature will be less.

    Lowering the temperature will save you money. So will keeping it away from heat sources, keeping the door closed as much as possible, keeping it full and even insulating it. Keep in mind that many areas have peak usage electrical billing and that using appliances such as the washer and dryer during off peak hours can result in big savings.

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  • 4 years ago

    The quantity of electricity (Kilowatt hours) it makes use of is elegant upon how long it runs. Changing the temp within the room/apartment one degree colder will take a brief amount of usage. Surroundings the temp ten degrees cool will absolutely take for much longer and use extra electricity.

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes.

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  • 8 years ago

    Yes.

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