Adding an Additional Freezer Can Save You Money & Time

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Are you looking to save money on groceries? We all are, and a great way to do that is with an additional freezer. It may sound silly to suggest spending money to save money, but the amount of money you can save is well worth the investment. Saving money is probably the biggest reason to add a second freezer in your home, but you will find it can also save you a lot of time as well.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should consider a second freezer in your household:

You Can Buy in Bulk

This is a no-brainer! One of the biggest ways to save money on groceries is buying frozen foods in bulk.  With an additional freezer you can cash in on sale items without worrying about if you have the space to store them. The ability to buy large quantities of food on sale will make a huge impact on what you spend on groceries during the month.

The Ultimate Time Saver

Time is money, and making constant trips to the grocery store wastes a lot of time and gas. Think about how many trips and long lines you can save yourself from by adding a second freezer and having the ability to stock up on food for the month!

Make Food Last Longer

Having plenty of extra freezer space is a great opportunity to prevent spoilage. There are times when food sits around too long in the fridge and goes bad. In many cases, there’s a way to get it into the freezer for later use, even meals that you have already prepared can be frozen and used again. Check out this introduction to freezer cooking here.

Always Prepared

We all have had company drop by unexpected and had to make a quick trip to the store or order out. With an additional freezer you know you will always have enough food for surprise guests.

Bring Back Family Dinner

With busy schedules, we all get tempted to eat out. But if you have invested in an additional freezer, you want to save money, so making dinner at home will become a habit and will save you a ton of money. Worried about the times when you get home from work and just don’t have the energy to cook a meal? Here’s a quick tip: when you have an additional freezer you can double-up; nothing is simpler than doubling or even tripling a batch of chili, butternut soup, or meat sauce for spaghetti. You can store it in the freezer and have a complete meal for another day. Learn more about preparing freezer meals ahead of time here.


During the Frigidaire Freezer Event, Frigidaire wants you to save more money and fill your freezer! From April 29th to May 2nd 2015, you can receive a $50, $75, or $100 voucher for frozen food with purchase of select Frigidaire Gallery Freezers.  Have more questions about purchasing an additional freezer for your household? Just stop into your local P.C. Richard & Son Superstore and one of our expert sales representatives can help you out today!


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Simple Tips to Save Money This Summer While Enjoying The Comfort of Your Air Conditioner

As the temperature rises, so does the electric bill. Running your air conditioner during the summer months is quite costly, but with these simple tips you won’t have to sacrifice your comfort to save some money.

Do you have the right size?

When it comes to maximizing your comfort while minimizing your electric bill; size matters. If you purchase an air conditioner that’s too large you could be throwing away money, however purchase an air conditioner that’s too small and it’s likely you’re not cooling your space efficiently. Having the right size air conditioning system is key. Whether you have a window air conditioner unit or a portable air conditioner unit, you need to make sure your AC has the right number of BTUs for the space you are trying to cool. Check the charts below.


Although the size of the space is important, it is not the only factor. Think of how many people will be occupying this space, is it more than two? If so add 600 BTUs for each additional person. Is the space very sunny? If the space you want to cool lets in a lot of sunlight increase BTUs by 10%. If the unit is for a kitchen add 4,000 BTUs.  You also need to check that the space you are cooling is properly insulated. If cool air is escaping this can affect the amount of BTUs needed as well.

When was the last time you cleaned the filters?

If you can’t remember that is probably not a good sign. The most important maintenance task to ensure efficiency of your air conditioner is to routinely clean or replace the filters. A clogged, dirty filter blocks normal airflow and reduces the unit’s efficiency significantly. Cleaning or replacing a dirty air filter will lower energy consumption of your air conditioner by 5-15 percent.

Some types of filters are reusable and others must be replaced. You should clean or replace filters every month during the summer season. You may need to give filters more frequent attention if your air conditioner is in constant use, subjected to dusty conditions, or you have a dog or a cat, or any other fur-bearing pet in the house.

As well as filters you should also check your evaporator coil once a year and clean it as necessary.

Setting the right temperature and mode

Most pros would agree that setting the temperature so that it only varies a few degrees is best for efficiency. When nobody is home bring the temperature up a few degrees and drop it when people are home. Set your air conditioner on auto. When you leave your air conditioner running constantly, the system won’t have a chance to drain off the water that’s condensed on its evaporator coil. Instead, it will blow it back into your home. In “auto” mode, the unit has a chance to recover and remove all accumulated condensation each time it shuts off.  The idea is to keep a comfortable temperature maintained. Remember dropping the temperature does not cool an area any faster, but it does use more energy.

At night give your air conditioner a break. When the temperature drops in the evening open your windows and use fans to circulate the cold air.  Fans use much less energy than an air conditioner. In the morning you should shut the windows to trap the cold air in.


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