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Upright freezer: how much does D save compared to F?

With a D upright freezer instead of F, you save the same amount of CO2 emissions as you would save by not showering for 4.5 years. In addition to saving the environment CO2 emissions, you also save a nice sum of money. In the end, an energy-efficient upright freezer will cost you € 125 less on average. Here, you can find all the differences between the 2 energy labels.

For the environment

Shower head

D saves the CO2 emissions of 4 years of showers

If you choose a D upright freezer instead of F, you save the environment an average of 767 kilograms of CO2 emissions. As a comparison, a Dutch person with average water consumption for showering is responsible for 200 kilograms of CO2 emissions per year. Chooser an energy-efficient upright freezer and you'll save about the same amount of CO2 as you would by not showering for 4 years. This comparison is based on the average lifespan of a freezer, which is 15 years.

Trees CO2 emissions

F needs 45 trees to grow for 1 year

An F upright freezer that isn't energy-efficient uses 91kWh of energy more than an energy-efficient model during its lifespan of 15 years. This energy consumption translates to 767 kilograms of CO2 emission. To remove this extra CO2 from the atmosphere, 38 trees must grow for 1 year. Green energy generated by solar panels and wind mills doesn't leave a CO2 footprint.

For you

Savings D upright freezer

D saves € 125

Despite the higher purchase costs of an energy-efficient upright freezer, you'll ultimately save an average of € 125. This is because a D upright freezer uses less energy. The annual energy costs are about € 21 lower than those of an upright freezer that isn't energy-efficient. After 9 years, you'll have earned back the purchase price difference. An upright freezer lasts an average of 15 years. This means that after those 9 years, you'll save € 21 per year. Now that's a profit.

Savings D upright freezer

F costs € 125 more

At the end of the average 15-year lifespan of an F upright freezer, it'll have cost you € 149 more than when you choose a D upright freezer. Yes, an F upright freezer is cheaper to purchase, but it'll be more expensive at the end of its lifespan due to its higher energy costs. You pay an average of € 59 on energy costs for a model that isn't energy-efficient, while the costs for an energy-efficient model are just € 38.

Cost comparison

Annual energy costs € 38 € 59
Average purchase price € 784 € 594
Total costs after 15 years (purchase price + energy costs) € 1354 € 1479


A D upright freezer has higher purchase costs than an F freezer. However, a D freezer uses less energy, so it'll cost you less in the end.

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