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Should I turn my fridge / freezer off when apartment is not occupied ?

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:26am
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Neal1616

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Hi,

We have just bought a new apartment which initially we are using as a holiday home.

Just wondering if others switch appliances off ( fridge / freezer ) if the property isn’t going to be occupied for long periods 

Thanks 

Neal 

Wriggs69

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:36am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:36am

Hi Neal, 

The short answer is yes. Why pay for something your not using. 

We have a holiday home and switch the electric off at the mains when we leave. 

Neal1616

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:47am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:47am

Hi 

Thanks so much. I probably stated the obvious.

So many new things and questions

We just need to settle in and enjoy 

Best wishes 

Neal 

davidsnoxell

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:57am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:57am

We always turn ours off when we are not here for a long period

 We clean both compartments and leave the doors open

Neal1616

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:09am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:09am

Hi David 

Thanks very much 

We are just settling in, so many questions 

We just need to settle in and enjoy 

Best wishes 

Neal 

Wriggs69

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:10am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:10am

Neal1616 wrote on Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:47am:

Hi 

Thanks so much. I probably stated the obvious.

So many new things and questions

We just need to settle in and enjoy 

Best wishes 

Neal 

Hi Neal, 

Ask as many questions as you like, the forum has helped me enormously over the past couple of years. 

Hope like us you enjoy your new place. 

Neal1616

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:25am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:25am

Wriggs69 wrote on Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:10am:

Hi Neal, 

Ask as many questions as you like, the forum has helped me enormously over the past couple of years. 

Hope like us you enjoy your new place. 

Thanks very much, all a bit daunting , I keep reminding myself Rome wasn’t built in a day !

Best wishes 

Neal 

Basil brush

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:28am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:28am

Hi, Iam sure it’s correct that you turn off and leave doors open etc but I would just like to add that friends of ours done the exact same thing at their holiday home and had to replace three fridges in a five year period! All decent makes and all brand new ones!

In the end they upgraded to top of the range one and now leave it on 24/7 etc and have had no trouble with it👍🏻  It may have something to do with turning it on/off etc or may just have been bad luck?

Good luck with your new home and enjoy Spain😎👍🏻

Neal1616

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:35am

Neal1616

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:35am

Basil brush wrote on Tue Apr 26, 2022 7:28am:

Hi, Iam sure it’s correct that you turn off and leave doors open etc but I would just like to add that friends of ours done the exact same thing at their holiday home and had to replace three fridges in a five year period! All decent makes and all brand new ones!

In the end they upgraded to top of the range one and now leave it on 24/7 etc and have had no trouble with it👍🏻  It may have something to do with turning it on/off etc or may just have been bad luck?...

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Good luck with your new home and enjoy Spain😎👍🏻

Hi 

Thanks for your reply . 

It just seems pointless paying for electricity for a couple of months when we are back on the UK, especially when it’s empty 

We were advised by the supplier that it isn’t good to switch it on and off 

I guess we will have to toss  a coin 😇

Anne1939

Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:15am

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Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:15am

Hi Neal I’ve had the same fridge freezer since 2006 and I turn it off every time I leave my apartment. There’s so much to think about when you first buy your holiday home, if there’s one piece of advice that I can give you (assuming that you haven’t already thought about it) turn your water off at the mains tap that is usually outside your property. I also turn the main stop tap off in my apartment.

Enjoy your time in Spain.

Regards

Anne

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