Energy Usage Of Refrigerators Over The Decades

Refrigerators and mini-fridges are accountable for about a sixth of all electricity use in the typical American home. In fact, refrigerators use more electricity than any other single household appliance. Fortunately, today’s refrigerators are much more energy efficient than they were just 20 years ago. According to the California Energy Commission, today’s refrigerators, on average, use up to 60 percent less electricity than models that were popular 20 years ago.

Part of the reason that refrigerators have become more energy efficient is that consumers have become more aware of how much money they waste each month on inefficient appliances. As a result, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy developed the ENERGY STAR program to help consumers recognize which machines would assist them to save money and protect the environment. ENERGY STAR refrigerators and mini-fridges uses high-efficiency compressors, improved insulation, and more precise temperature control to improve energy efficiency. These refrigerators use at least 20 percent less energy than required by current federal standards.

Of all the compact refrigerators that have come along in the past few decades, few have been as committed to energy efficiency as MicroFridge. Not only are many of our compact refrigerators and combination appliances ENERGY STAR qualified, but some models even qualify for the CEE designation, a mark of our commitment to developing and implementing energy-efficient technologies into our products. One such technology is our patent-pending power management system, Safe Plug®. All of our small appliances that feature Safe Plug technology are designed to operate with just one plug and never to draw more than 11 amps, which means greater energy conservation and more significant energy bill savings.

If you want to conserve energy, save money, and save space, then go for energy-efficient, compact refrigerators and combination appliances!