The Benefit Of Adding A Jug Of Water To Your Empty Refrigerator

If your fridge is often low on stock, you may think nothing of it. However, a regularly empty or near-empty fridge might cost you money and lower the quality of your refrigerated food. The good news is that you can overcome these issues by simply placing a jug of water in your empty refrigerator. Implementing this addition could help regulate temperatures more effectively and save some money on your electric bill. However, you should bear in mind that your cost savings will likely be minimal overall.  

Not only could this hack help you out, but it's also effortless and takes no time at all. In fact, it should only take you a minute tops. Even better, it's also completely free, and you won't have to spend any extra money on items for this hack. It's also worth noting that if you don't have a jug — no problem — you can use a bowl or storage container. Now, all you need to do is test it out, keeping in mind there are some steps you should take to ensure best results.

The water creates a cooling effect

This trick works because water can maintain temperature for relatively long periods, meaning it can stay cool when you open your half-empty fridge. This cool air from the water will then be released back into the fridge and help to keep it at a chilly temperature, thus slightly raising its performance. Of course, you can always remove the jug once you fill your fridge back up again, but you also have the option to keep it in there. If you do find your refrigerator isn't cooling properly, you should investigate the problem further and consider consulting an appliance repair company.

When it comes to adding a jug of water to your empty refrigerator, there are some specifics to be familiar with. First, you should place the water as low as possible in your fridge, as the coldest area is at the lowest point, making it the perfect spot for the job. This is because cold air sinks. Although incremental, this may make it easier for your fridge to cool the water initially. Likewise, you should ensure that the water is as cold as it can be before you place it there. If the water is already cold, it will be less work for the fridge to decrease the temperature.

More tips to reap the full benefits

Of course, you should ensure that you don't constantly open your fridge after putting the jug of water in there. This will make it harder for it to cool down and be as effective. Instead, only go into the fridge when absolutely necessary. However, how long it takes to cool down will depend on the size of your jug of water. The larger it is, the longer it will take. Your best bet is to just wait overnight. If you want to go the extra mile, you should ensure your fridge is in the correct place, as where you place your fridge can cost you money too.

So, if you're looking to save a small amount of cash and help maintain the food quality in your fridge, this hack could be perfect for you. Know that while the effects won't be astronomical, they're also not nothing. Either way, it's definitely worth a shot if you have an empty — or near empty — fridge.