HOW LONG A REFRIGERATOR STAYS COOL AFTER A POWER OUTAGE?

When a power outage occurs, one of the most common concerns that come to mind is that the refrigerator has stopped working and the food inside will spoil! After the outage, how long it will stay cold? After how many hours the food will start to spoil? Let us try to answer all these questions.

Food inside the refrigerator will not spoil immediately after a power cut. Normally, a refrigerator will keep cool for more than an hour after the outage. The deep freezer will stay cool for more than 12 hours. The actual time depends on its size and condition. Keep the refrigerator doors closed as long as possible during the outage. It will help to maintain the temperature for a longer time.

The general rule is to keep 50C temperature for perishable food items. Once the temperature goes above it, bacteria formation on the food items will start. When in doubt, check the temperature using a thermometer. If it touches the threshold, it is better to consume the food.

If you are living in an area where power outages are common, you can consider buying a mini generator. Mahindra Powerol manufactures mini portable generators which are fuel-efficient and cost-effective.

You may have a specific requirement. For example, you only need the Air Conditioner and the Refrigerator to run during a power cut, or you may need to power your entire house. Depending on your load requirements, you have to choose the right generator.

Experts from Powerol Genset dealerships can help you to find your total load requirement. After the load calculation, we can select the right generator for you.

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