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. "
NOTICE: This information is a summary interpretation and was prepared as general reference material only. This summary is
not authoritative as laws can be amended over time. Due to recent changes, if you are purchasing this product for a utility
rebate, please double check with your utility rebate to confirm if it is eligible.