The U.S. Department of Energy has required a 25% decrease in energy use in standard residential refrigerators and freezers; and an additional 10% decrease in energy use for ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators and freezers.
As of September 15, 2014, all newly manufactured ENERGY STAR refrigerators and freezers are the most energy efficient. The new regulations were set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) in an effort to reduce energy consumption.
The new 2014 standard "will avoid about 295 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions of about 57.8 million automobiles. "
For more detailed information, check with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Refrigerators run 24 hours a day. Improving energy efficiency on these appliances will add up to major savings over time.
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