Chest freezer: how much does A+++ save compared to A+?
Good for the environment
A+++ saves CO2 emissions from a car trip to Hawaii
With an energy-efficient A+++ freezer, you save an average of 1,911 kWh energy during the average lifespan of 18 years compared to an A+ freezer. This energy saving is equivalent to a CO2 emission of 1,242 kilograms, which in turn is equivalent to the emission of a 11,700 kilometer car ride to Hawaii as the crow flies. A lot of CO2 in the atmosphere causes global warming. With an energy-efficient model you contribute as little as possible to the greenhouse effect.
A+ costs 62 trees a year to grow
Trees and plants absorb the environmentally harmful CO2 from the atmosphere. A non-efficient A+ freezer provides higher CO2 emissions with an average CO2 emission of 1,242 kilograms. To absorb this amount of CO2, 62 trees must grow for a year. This comparison does not count if you do not have gray, but environmentally friendly, green electricity at home. No CO2 is released when producing green electricity.
Saving for you
A+++ saves € 306
An energy-efficient freezer has an average purchase price of € 481. This is € 144 more than a non-energy-efficient model. Yet you ultimately save an average of € 306. This is due to the lower energy costs of around € 25 per year. With these lower costs you can earn back the difference in purchase price after 6 years. A freezer usually lasts for 18 years. The 12 years after your break, you save € 25 annually.
A+ costs € 306 more
The following applies to an A+ freezer: save now, pay later. Ultimately, after the 18-year lifespan, you spend on average € 306 more than with an energy-efficient freezer. How? The annual energy costs are € 57, while those of an A+++ model are only € 32. Yes, the freezer is cheaper when you purchase it, but that advantage is canceled after 6 years. After those 6 years you pay € 25 extra in energy costs per month.
|Annual energy costs||€ 32||€ 57|
|Average purchase price||€ 481||€ 337|
|Total costs after 18 years (purchase price + energy costs)||€ 1,057||€ 1363|