Bulk buying savings—refrigerators

ENERGY STAR®—saving time, energy and money

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Snap shot of expected savings for refrigerators with top-mounted freezers

Here is a general estimate of energy, cost and emissions savings using base energy prices and other factors that are developed from Government of Canada data and national average energy rates.

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Consult the ENERGY STAR product specifications for technical information on certified products.

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Cost-savings example-200 refrigerator-freezers with top-mounted freezer (13-year life)
Annual Lifetime Annual Lifetime
Energy consumption (kWh) 73,216 951,809 81,351 1,057,566
Energy cost
(@ 12.6¢/kWh)
$9,260 $73,187 $10,289 $81,319
Maintenance cost $0 $0 $0 $0
Total operating cost $9,260 $73,187 $10,289 $81,319
Incremental cost   $0    
Total life-cycle cost   $73,187   $81,319
Total energy savings (kWh) 8,135 105,757


Total energy and maintenance cost savings $1,029 $8,132    
Emissions savings
(kg CO2)
1,220 15,863    
Payback period 0 years (based on incremental cost of $0 per ENERGY STAR certified unit)

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