Fridge freezer combination: how much does a C energy label save compared to F?
Good for the environment
C saves the CO2 emissions of a 12.500km car ride
With an energy-efficient fridge freezer combination, you save the environment the CO2 emissions of a 12.500-kilometer car ride. That's the distance from the Coolblue office in Rotterdam to Bali in Indonesia in a straight line. What's more, a car drives 13.000 kilometers per year on average in The Netherlands. The CO2 emission you save with a C fridge freezer combination is the same as not driving a car for about 1 year. The exact savings always depend on different factors. On average, you save 1191 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
F needs 60 trees to grow for 1 year
Compared to a C fridge freezer combination, an F fridge freezer combination accounts for an extra CO2 emission of 1191 kilograms on average. To remove this CO2 from the atmosphere, 60 trees must grow for 1 year. Do you get green energy at home? Nice job. That means this comparison doesn't apply. Green energy doesn't leave a CO2 footprint.
Savings for you
C saves € 281
With a C fridge freezer combination, you save € 281 on average throughout its lifespan. The purchase price is higher than that of an F fridge freezer combination, but the annual energy costs are about € 32 lower. That means you've earned back the difference in the purchase prices after 7 years. A fridge lasts 15 years on average. In the 8 years after you break even, you save € 281.
F costs € 281 more
Even though an F fridge freezer combination is cheaper to purchase, it'll cost you about € 281 more in the end. This is because of the high energy costs of € 67 per year on average. These energy costs are € 32 higher than the average energy costs of an energy-efficient model. That means you'll have paid more money at the end of its 15-year lifespan.
|Annual energy costs||€ 35||€ 67|
|Average purchase price||€ 606||€ 407|
|Total costs after 15 years (purchase price + energy costs)||€ 1131||€ 1412|