The Most Energy Efficient Refrigerator Types.
Before jumping at the next sale on refrigerators, you should be aware that fridge energy costs range anywhere from $400 to over $2,000 over the lifetime of the product. Yes, you read that right. You may find, based on energy costs, it is cheaper to buy a state of the art new fridge than keep your old one. Just as MPG (Miles Per Gallon) measures the fuel efficiency of cars, the Enervee® Score ranks the energy efficiency of electronics and appliances by making it super easy to choose the best product with the highest score to save you money.
This report answers the following questions:
How much does an energy efficient fridge save?
Choosing an energy efficient refrigerator can easily save $931 over 12 years.
What is the most energy efficient refrigerator type?
Top freezer models are far more efficient than any other type.
Is there a difference between a model with an ice maker and one without an ice maker?
Yes! Energy costs are much higher for models with an ice maker. You could save $525 by purchasing a model without an ice maker.
Does size really make a difference on energy cost?
The total volume of a refrigerator is a critical factor for energy consumption. The difference in energy cost between a smaller and a large fridge can be hundreds of dollars over the life span.
Does where you live affect your refrigerator’s energy costs?
Electricity rates vary greatly by provider and community. They can be as low as one third or as high as three times the national average.
What impact does buying an energy efficient fridge have on our planet?
If all 10 million refrigerators sold in the US this year were models with a high Enervee® Score, we could save millions, even billions, in electricity cost, and take entire cities off the grid.comments powered by Disqus