August 26 2009

ENERGY STAR Refrigerators And Freezers

by racheal

Thanks to current progress in insulation and compressors, today’s refrigerators use much less energy than that of older models. With an ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator and freezers, you can make the most out of your energy and savings without sacrificing the features you want.

Energy Star Refrigerators

ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators are required by the U.S. Department of Energy to use 20% less energy than models that do not contain the ENERGY STAR labeled. By choosing an ENERGY STAR refrigerator and freezer you cut your energy bills by $165 over the lifetime of your fridge. Plus not to mention that ENERGY STAR refrigerators qualify for an energy tax credit! ENERGY STAR labels can be found in a variety of designs like French-door, side-by-side, bottom-mount freezer, and top-mount freezer refrigerators. Most ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators use improved temperature controls to keep your food fresher, longer.

Not only will you save money on you energy bill and be able to keep your food fresher longer, but by purchasing an ENERGY STAR refrigerator you will be doing your part in protecting the environment. Almost 70% of U.S. electricity is generated by burning coal and gas. This releases greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere and contributes to global warming. ENERGY STAR labeled refrigerators and freezers use less energy and helps reduce the impact on the environment.
So now you know the benefits of using ENERGY STAR refrigerators and freezers, which one should you buy. Now-a-days there are numerous styles and brands to choose form. Well here is a list of the efficient ENERGY STAR refrigerators that may suite your needs.

Frigidair Energy Efficient Refrigerator Frigidaire 18.2 Cu. Ft. Top-Mount Refrigerator: This no-frills ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator offers analog temperature controls and two sliding glass shelves, designed to restrain spills.

GE Energy Efficient RefrigeratorGE Profile Energy Star 48" Built-In Stainless Side-by-Side Refrigerator: This ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator has a sleek appearance and a capacity of 29.60 cubic feet. It features electronic touch temperature controls, a GE Water Plus Filtration System, and a quick ice feature, useful for entertaining large crowds.


LG Energy Efficient RefrigeratorLG 22.4 Cu. Ft. Bottom-Mount Refrigerator: This ENERGY STAR qualified frig easily keeps the fresh food box at eye level by placing the freezer at floor level. This refrigerator features digital temperature controls and is designed for a quiet operation.

Maytag Energy Star RefrigeratorMaytag 25.6 Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator: This ENERGY STAR refrigerator has a capacity of 25.6 cubic feet and offers a smooth black finish. It contains an ice and water dispenser, analog temperature controls, and a crisper drawer with adjustable humidity settings to extend the life of fruits and vegetables.


Whirlpool Energy Star RefrigeratorWhirlpool 21.8. Cu. Ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator: This refrigerator features electronic temperature controls and a temperature management system. It is ENERGY STAR-qualified with a stylish finish. Included is a filtered water and cubed/crushed ice dispenser.


Once you have chosen your ENERGY STAR refrigerator and freezer, here are some tips to make the most out of the energy efficient appliance.

• Don't put the refrigerator near a heat source like an oven, the dishwasher or direct sunlight from a window.

• Leave a space between the wall or cabinets so that air can circulate around the condenser coils.

• Keep your refrigerator's coils clean by brushing or vacuuming which improves efficiency as much as 30 percent.

• Make sure the door seals are airtight. To test them, close the door on a dollar bill and try to pull it out. If the dollar slides out easily, you're wasting energy by having cold air leak out.

• Allow hot foods to cool before refrigerating or freezing them.

• Check the temperature. A refrigerator of freezer that is 10 degrees colder than necessary uses 25 percent more energy. Refrigerators should be kept between 35 and 38 degrees and freezers at 0 degrees Fahrenheit.

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