1.5.12 Set the appropriate temperatures of refrigerator and freezer

1.5.12 Set the appropriate temperatures of refrigerator and freezer

Description

The measure consists in setting the appropriate temperature for freezers and refrigerators. The optimal temperature for a refrigerator is 5°C while for a freezer is -18°C. The temperature setting depends also on climate conditions.

Benefits

  • Simple, energy savings  between 10 and 20% can be achieved with proper training

Limitations

  • Occupant acceptance

Economic assessment

The cost is zero, although it is convenient to train and inform properly users on these issues.

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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