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Could refrigerator seals be stealing your money? We don’t mean those adorable seal magnets you got on at the beach. The seals on your refrigerator help maintain the air barrier – and that air is what maintains the temperature (read more on how chillers work). Seals get worn out with age and use, so it is a good idea to keep them checked.

Here’s how to test the seals.

First, pull out that dollar bill in your pocket. Second, open the fridge or freezer door and close the door on the bill with enough showing you can still hold it. Now, pull the bill. If your dollar pulls out easily, it isn’t the first dollar that has escaped from your fridge. A refrigerator seal should hold the bill firmly.

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