Refrigerators

Fact:
Refrigerators are the single biggest power drains in most households--accounting for 9-25% of a household's total energy consumption! A typical refrigerator made around 1990 uses about 900 kilowatt-hours per year.
  • Use 20-50% less energy.
  • Save as much as $120 per year on your utility bill.
  • Reduce indoor noise.
  • Help the environment.


Best Features:
Look for the Energy Guide label to see how much electricity, in kilowatt-hours (kWh), the refrigerator or freezer will use in one year. The smaller the number, the less energy it will use. When purchasing your appliance, look for the following:
  • Energy Star®-labeled units because they exceed Federal standards by at least 20%.
  • Top freezer models because they use 7-13% less energy than side-by-side models.
  • 16-20 cubic foot size (maximum energy-efficient models).
  • Models without automatic icemakers and through-the-door dispensers because these features increase energy use by 14-20% and add $750-250 to the purchase price.
  • Models that do not have an anti-sweat heater unless you want to consume 5-10% more energy.

 

Save Money:
Operating one large refrigerator/freezer is less costly than operating two smaller refrigerators/freezers. You can save more money if you...
  • Replace a refrigerator that is 15 years or older with a new, more efficient unit.
  • Keep frost build-up to ¼ inch or less by defrosting your manual-defrost refrigerators and freezers regularly.
  • Make sure your refrigerator and freezer door seals are airtight.
  • Keep the doors closed as much as possible, and make sure they are closed tightly.
  • Avoid overcrowding, because too many items obstruct air circulation and reduce cooling capabilities.
  • Set your temperature gauges to 37-40°F for fresh food and 0-5°F for frozen food.

 

 

 

 

 

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