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How much energy does a fridge consume?

Fridges run day and night to keep your groceries cool. This costs energy. To avoid unexpectedly high energy bills, it's nice if you know the energy consumption and energy costs of your fridge. In this article, you can read what the energy consumption of a fridge is an how you calculate the energy costs.

Annual energy costs

Energy consumption refrigerator on energy label

The energy label indicates the average energy consumption of a fridge in kilowatt hour (kWh). This wattage refers to the average energy consumption of the fridge per year. If you multiply this number by € 0.23, you get the annual energy costs. The energy consumption depends on the energy label of the fridge, among other things. The higher the energy label, the less energy the fridge uses.

Fridge freezer combination: savings C vs F energy label

Energy label fridge freezer combination

With an energy-efficient C fridge freezer combination, you save € 281 on energy costs throughout its life span and the CO2 emissions of a 12.500-kilometer car ride. That makes a C fridge freezer combination better for your wallet and for the environment.

Compact fridge: savings D vs F energy label

Energy label compact fridge

Thanks to the low energy consumption, you pay less energy costs for a D compact fridge compared to an F compact fridge. This saves you € 77 on energy costs and the CO2 emission of a flight to Lisbon.

Single-door: savings D vs F energy label

Singe-door savings

With a D single-door fridge, you save € 135 on energy costs compared to an F single-door fridge. You also save the CO2 emission of a car ride from Amsterdam to Ankara and back again. That makes a D model an energy-efficient choice.

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