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Upright freezer: how much does A+++ save compared to A+?

With an energy-efficient A+++ upright freezer instead of an A+ model, you save the same CO2 emissions you would if you wouldn't shower for 4.5 years. In addition to saving CO2 emissions for the environment, you earn some extra cash. Ultimately, you'll save € 148 with an energy-efficient freezer.

For the environment

Shower head

A+++ saves the CO2 emissions equal to 4.5 years of showering

If you opt for an A+++ upright freezer instead of an A+ one, you save the environment an average of 955 kilograms worth of CO2 emissions. For comparison: a Dutch person with average shower use is responsible for 200 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Opt for an energy-efficient upright freezer and you'll save about the same amount of CO2 as when you don't shower for 4.5 years. This comparison was made based on the average lifespan of a freezer: 18 years.

Trees CO2 emissions

A+ costs 48 trees a year's worth of growth

During its 18-year lifespan, an A+ freezer that isn't energy-efficient uses 1,469kWh worth of energy more than an energy-efficient model on average. This consumption is equivalent to 955 kilograms of CO2 emissions. To remove this extra CO2 from the air, 48 trees have to grow for a year. This comparison only applies if you have gray energy at home. Green energy, generated by solar panels and wind turbines, has no CO2 footprint.

For you

Savings A+++ upright freezer

A+++ saves € 148

Despite the higher purchase costs of an energy-efficient upright freezer, you'll ultimately save an average of € 148. This is because an A+++ upright freezer uses less energy. The annual energy costs are almost € 20 lower than those of an upright freezer that isn't energy-efficient. After 10 years, you'll have already earned back the purchase price difference. An upright freezer lasts an average of 18 years. This means that after those 10 years, you'll save € 20 per year. Now that's a profit!

Savings A+ upright freezer

A+ costs € 148 more

After the average 18-year lifespan of an A+ upright freezer, you'll have paid about € 148 more than if you opt for an A+++ upright freezer. Yes, an A+ freezer is cheaper to purchase, but due to higher energy costs, you'll have paid more after the lifespan of the upright freezer. For a model that isn't energy-efficient, you pay an average of € 57 per year in energy costs, while the costs for an energy-efficient model are only € 38.

Cost comparison

A+++ A+
Annual energy costs € 38 € 57
Average purchase price € 784 € 594
Total costs after 18 years (purchase price + energy costs) € 1478 € 1625
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