# How many KW hours does a refrigerator use?

## How many KW hours does a refrigerator use?

A new fridge consumes about 390 kWh, but the exact same fridge with the addition of an ice maker uses approximately 471 kWh annually. The ice maker uses 81 kWh which translates into an additional \$11 on your annual electricity bill. You can use a classic plastic ice tray instead to save.

## How many kWh does an old fridge use?

A 20-year-old refrigerator could use 1,700 kWh of electricity every year, compared with about 450 kWh for a similarly sized new ENERGY STAR model. At an electrical cost of 12 cents per kWh, that represents a savings of \$150 per year and a potential payback of about 7-9 years.

How many kilowatts do appliances use?

Typical Operating Costs of Electric Household Appliances

Appliance Typical Wattage Estimated Monthly kWh
Air Conditioner (12,000 BTU) 1500 300.0
Air Conditioner (36,000 BTU) 4500 900.0
Auto Engine Heater 600 24.0
Battery Charger (Car) 150 2.3

How many watts does a refrigerator use per day?

Conventional refrigerators typically have a starting wattage of 800-1200 watt-hours/day, and a running wattage of around 150-watt hours/day. Refrigerators are reactive devices that require additional power to start because they contain an electric motor, but significantly fewer watts to run as they remain on.

### What does a kilowatt-hour cost?

The retail cost of electricity in Australia per kWh

State or territory Wholesale price \$/MWh Retail price \$/kWh
South Australia \$114.16/MWh 43.67c/kWh
Victoria \$100.12/MWh 27.56c/kWh
New South Wales \$88.06/MWh 33.33c/kWh
Tasmania \$82.73/MWh 25.90c/kWh

### How many kWh does a refrigerator use per year?

Using the Energy Star Calculator, you find that a 19 cubic foot fridge made between 2001 and 2010 uses around 651 kWh of energy a year. And at an electricity rate of 12.1 cents per kWh, it would cost you around \$78 to run the fridge throughout the year.

How many kilowatts does a freezer use?

Freezer: If your fridge has a built-in freezer, it may consume more energy or run longer than average Let’s use the same example from earlier. If the refrigerator is using an estimated 332 kilowatt-hours per year, that’s 0.91 kilowatt-hours per day.

How can I find out how much electricity my refrigerator uses?

You’ll get a better estimate by checking your exact electricity rate on your bill and multiplying it by the kWh total you find on the Energy Guide label. To see your estimated monthly cost, just divide by 12. Refrigerator power consumption should show very little variance month-by-month, since they run 24 hours per day.

#### How big is the average size of a refrigerator?

Refrigerators wildly vary in size, age, and efficiency. As a result, figuring out their average energy use is tricky. The average size fridge is between 14 – 20 cubic feet. The most common type is a Top Mount model where the freezer rests on top of the refrigeration unit.