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How Much Energy Does My Refrigerator Use?

By July 31, 2020 No Comments

At Vision Solar we are constantly giving tips on how you can lower your energy usage. However, we have realized that this can be especially difficult if you do not know exactly how much energy each appliance is using individually. Each appliance uses a broad range amount of energy. Certain appliances use more than others and there are simple and easy ways to cut back on their energy consumption. Your refrigerator is definitely a much large appliance.

Total Energy Usage:

The total amount of energy that your refrigerator uses is always dependent on so many factors. These factors include:

  1. Type

Commercial fridges are much larger and are going to use a lot more energy than a smaller residential or bar fridge within your home.

  1. Size

The larger your refrigerator is the more energy the fridge is going to use in order to keep everything cool.

  1. Location

Warmer locations are going to require more energy in order to keep the inside of the refrigerator cold. With this, the temperature of your home can be a large contributor to the amount of energy that is needed to power your fridge.

  1. Season

Because warmer conditions require more energy, the seasons may fluctuate the amount of energy that is going to be needed. Warmer seasons will require more energy.

  1. Usage

The amount of time the fridge door is opened will alter the temperature of the inside of the fridge. This means, the more that the fridge is opened and used, the more power will be needed.

  1. Temperature Set Point

The temperature that your fridge is set at will make the fridge work harder with lower temperatures. At Vision Solar we recommend when you buy a new fridge to check the factory settings and set temperature to make sure the temperature is at a reasonable number.

  1. Age

The older your refrigerator is the less efficient it becomes. When efficiency is lessened, your fridge will be using more energy throughout the day.

  1. Condition

Similar to the age of your fridge, your fridge will require more energy if it is in poor working condition. It is important to make sure your fridge is working correctly in order to use less energy.

Savings:

When energy is cut back on your refrigerator, your savings can absolutely increase when you own solar panels. By making sure your fridge is up-to-date and regularly checked, you can ensure that you are saving more. By switching to solar, your electricity bill will lower. We know you love to lower that bill which is why we are giving as many tips and tricks to save even more energy with solar power. To start saving money with solar contact us.