The next time you go to buy a refrigerator, you will find that the options you have to choose from will be much more energy-efficient than the ones that are currently on the market. This is good news, especially since the major kitchen appliances are generally one of the highest sources of energy usage in an average household. The new efficiency standards are thanks to a deal that was struck back in 2010 between the U.S. government and a few large companies.
Four years ago, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) partnered with major appliance manufacturers and energy efficiency activists to reduce the amount of power that refrigerators consume on a regular basis. According to the agreement, the models that are now being produced and will be sold on the U.S. market will be 25 percent more efficient than they were in previous years. Studies from the DOE estimate that an average household could save nearly $300 in operating expenses each month.
Not only will this be majorly beneficial for homeowners, it will also have a direct impact on the environment. The less power and energy that a home consumes, the less of an impact it has on the atmosphere. Across the country, customers will save nearly $60 billion in yearly electricity costs, thanks to these changes made to the refrigerator models. It will also save enough electricity to power a quarter of American homes for over a year.
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