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Cold Storage Tips

Freezers are often the biggest users of electricity in the lab. According to Lab Manager magazine, a single ultra-low temperature freezer draws as much energy as an average domestic household. Follow these tips to minimize energy consumption and to keep your cold storage units running their best.

  • Annually defrost your freezer
  • Regularly change or clean filters and exposed refrigeration coils behind refrigerators/freezers and clean the door seal to improve contact on sealing surfaces
  • Consolidate samples and reagents into a single fridge/freezer to reduce the number of fridges and freezers required - or share with neighboring labs
  • Be sure to turn off/unplug units, not in use
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  1. Thomas Wertalik

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