November 30, 2012
The annual cost to operate depends on the number of people in the household, how often the doors are opened, and how much food you keep in the fridge at one time.The more people, the more often the doors are opened, the more energy it takes to keep it cool. The more food you keep in the fridge, the easier it is for the fridge to cool to the set temperature.
The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) developed a Tier Rating system, which compliments the ENERGY STAR certification. Washers, Refrigerators, Dishwashers, and Water Heaters can receive a rating of Tier I, Tier II, or Tier III, based on their energy and water usage. Tier III indicates the most efficient appliance rating.
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