Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Freezers

ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators and freezers save you money on your electricity bills by using less energy to keep your food cold.

Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Freezers

ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators and freezers save you money on your electricity bills by using less energy to keep your food cold.

Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Freezers

ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators and freezers save you money on your electricity bills by using less energy to keep your food cold.

Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Freezers

ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators and freezers save you money on your electricity bills by using less energy to keep your food cold.

Energy-Efficient Refrigerators and Freezers

ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerators and freezers save you money on your electricity bills by using less energy to keep your food cold.

Benefits

Single-Family & Multifamily

  • Use 9% less energy than standard refrigerators.

  • Use 10% less energy than standard freezers.

  •  Reduce your utility bills.

    (Source: ENERGY STAR)

Commercial

Incentives & Financing

Single-Family

 INCENTIVES

$50 Rebate on Qualified Refrigerators if You’re Pre-qualified by a Home Energy Solutions℠ Technician.

$25 Rebate Qualifying Freezers if You’re Pre-qualified by a Home Energy Solutions Technician.

$30 Rebate for Recycling Your Old, Working Fridge or Freezer.

If you qualify for Home Energy Solutions Income-Eligible, you may receive a $500 incentive.

 

 FINANCING

None currently available.

Multifamily

 INCENTIVES

Learn about potential incentives through our Multifamily Initiative.

 

 FINANCING

None currently available.

Information & Tips

 

ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators and freezers allow you to maximize your energy savings without sacrificing great features. Both offer capabilities such as high-efficiency compressors that create less heat and use less energy, improved insulation that keeps food colder, and temperature and defrost features that help them operate more efficiently. (Source: ENERGY STAR)

    When you’re thinking about what kind of refrigerator to buy, make sure you purchase the right size for your needs. Most energy-efficient models are typically 16–20 cubic feet, but keep in mind that the larger a fridge is, the more energy it uses. You should also generally look for models with fewer doors, to reduce air leakage and maximize your energy savings. (Source: ENERGY STAR)

    When you’re looking at freezers, think about whether an upright or chest freezer is better for you. An upright freezer has a door like a refrigerator and shelves that offer easy organization. A chest freezer requires more floor space but is usually more energy efficient since the door opens from the top to limit cold air loss. Also, consider manual defrost freezers, which use half the energy of automatic ones, but need to be periodically defrosted for maximum energy savings. (Source: ENERGY STAR)

    ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing credible, unbiased information that you can rely on to make well-informed decisions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures that each product that earns the ENERGY STAR label is independently certified to deliver efficiency, performance, and savings.

    (Source: ENERGY STAR)

    Recycle Your Old Fridge or Freezer

    On average, an old refrigerator uses about 35% more energy than an ENERGY STAR model. An inefficient refrigerator or freezer may be costing you up to $125 per year to run. You can now responsibly recycle your fridge or freezer at no cost. You will save energy and money plus earn a rebate.

    Learn about our fridge and freezer recycling program.

    Refrigerator & Freezer Resources

    Find a retailer near you where you can buy an ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator or freezer and get advice directly from ENERGY STAR on how to pick the best fridge or freezer for you.

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    • Request an energy performance assessment of your home.
    • Receive customized energy-saving recommendations.
    • Have an expert install basic weatherization and energy-saving measures.

     

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