Refrigerator – Home Appliances
Refrigeration Gas is used in Refrigerators to cool the external surroundings. In the past, Ammonia and Sulfur dioxide gases were being used in refrigerators, but they proved harmful to the environment due to leakage problems. Later on, after several modifications, currently, most manufacturers including Hyundai uses Tetrafluoroethane or Norflurane in modern fridges and refrigerators. It produces less harmful gases like chlorofluorocarbon. The feature of tetrafluoromethane gas is that it cools surroundings easily and does not harm the ozone layer.
Gases used in Refrigeration
- Hydro Fluro Carbons
Basic Refrigeration Principle
The refrigerator works on the principle of evaporation. According to this principle, whenever a liquid coolant passes through things at a higher temperature, it absorbs heat, gets evaporated, and hence the cooling effect is created. A refrigerator also works on the Carnot cycle which is an ideal cycle used to provide maximum adequacy.
According to the second law of thermodynamics; “It is impossible for a self-acting machine (unless energy is provided by any external agency), to transfer heat from a body having a lower temperature to another at a higher temperature”. This is the basic principle used for the working of a refrigerator.
How to Increase the Efficiency of a Refrigerator
Following are some steps you could take to ensure the efficiency of your refrigerator:
- Limit opening the fridge door
- Keep your fridge clean
- Cool off leftover foods before refrigerating
- Cover your food
- Clean door seals
- Check for broken thermostats
- Allow it to breathe.
These steps when followed properly allow your fridge to have a longer shelf life and improved performance. Hyundai makes sure these steps are already well incorporated so that customers do not have to keep wondering what it takes to increase the cooling of their refrigerators.
So what are you waiting for? Rush to your nearest store and grab your favorite Hyundai refrigerator or visit our website here for online purchases.