To earn the title Energy Star Rated, refrigerators have to use 10 percent less energy than the federally mandated standards of energy use. Therefore, Energy Star Rated refrigerators are designed to use less electricity and save you money on your electric bill each month. These energy-saving appliances feature tightly sealing gaskets that keep cool in and hot surrounding air out. They also employ quiet and efficient compressors.
According to the U.S. government, a new Energy Star Rated refrigerator uses half the energy of a 15-year-old model with the same specifications. By upgrading to a new Energy Star fridge, you can save hundreds of dollars over the lifetime of the appliance and lessen your carbon footprint on the earth.
A wide range of manufacturers have put their refrigerators to the test to create appliances that conserve electricity with superior efficiency. Find Energy Star Rated refrigerators made by top brands, such as Avanti, Dacor, Electrolux, Bosch, LG, Marvel, Thermador, Samsung, Viking, Vinotemp and Whirlpool.
Fortunately, reducing energy waste does not mean skimping on features you value. These refrigerators still offer technology like hot, cold and sparkling water dispensers. You'll also find them in a range of configurations, including traditional top freezer, French doors, side-by-side, counter depth and compact styles.