Compact fridge: how much does A+++ save compared to A+?
Good for the environment
A+++ saves the CO2 emissions equal to a 2,526km flight
With an energy-efficient compact fridge, you can save CO2 emission equal to the emission of a 2,526 kilometer flight. This equals a straight line from Schiphol to Marrakesh, Morocco. An A+++ compact fridge saves the same as a single flight to a reasonably far holiday destination. How much CO2 emission is that? 550.68 kilograms.
A+ costs a year's worth of growth for 27 trees
The emission an A+++ compact fridge saves is emitted by an A+ model. Trees absorb these CO2 emissions. To absorb the full 550.68 kilograms of CO2, 27 trees have to grow for a year. This only applies to gray electricity. Do you have green electricity? In that case, you don't have to worry. Green electricity doesn't create a CO2 footprint.
Saving for you
A+++ saves € 103
If you buy an A+++ compact fridge, you'll save € 103.92. That may seem strange, since the average purchase price is higher than that of an A+ model. That's because you'll save € 12.99 in energy costs per year. After 7 years, you'll compensate for the higher purchase price. The fridge has an average lifespan of 15 years, so you'll save € 103.92 over the remaining 8 years.
A+ costs € 103 more
An A+ compact fridge might seem to be cheaper you purchase it. The average price is almost € 100 cheaper. Yet, you end up with a more expensive product, because you'll spend more money on energy costs per year. This costs € 12.99 more per year than an energy-efficient model. If your washing machine has a lifespan of 15 years, you'll spend € 103.92 more.
|Annual energy costs||€ 19||€ 32|
|Average purchase price||€ 353||€ 265|
|Total costs after 15 years (purchase price + energy costs)||€ 638||€ 745|