5.7 : Appliances




5.7.5 Refrigerator-Freezer Sizes and Energy Factors (Shipment-Weighted Averages)
Average Volume (cu. ft.) (1) Consumption/Unit (kWh/yr) Best-Available (kWh/yr)
1972 18.2 1726 N.A.
1980 19.6 1278 N.A.
1985 19.5 1058 N.A.
1990 20.5 916 N.A.
1995 20.0 649 555
2000 21.9 704 523
2001 21.9 565 438
2002 22.2 520 428
2003 22.3 514 428
2004 21.5 500 402
2005 20.7 490 417
2006 22.3 506 464
2007 21.9 498 459
2008 21.4 483 N.A.
2009 (2) 21.0 460 334
2010 22.5 462 311
Note(s): The average stock energy uses for refrigerator-freezers was 1,220 kWh/yr in 1990, 1,319 kWh/yr in 1997, and 1,462 kWh/yr in 2001. 1) Represents the average adjusted volume, which is defined as the fresh volume plus 1.63 times the freezer volume. 2) Based on refrigerator-freezer units with adjusted volumes approximately equal to the average adjusted volume.









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Sources:

AHAM, Energy Efficiency and Consumption Trends 2010

AHAM, Efficiency and Consumption Trends 2009

AHAM, 2000 Major Home Appliance Industry Fact Book, 2000, Table 25, p. 30 for 1972-1985

AHAM, 2005 AHAM Fact Book, 2006, Table 17, p. 40 for 1990-2004

AHAM, 1991, 1993-1999 Directory of Certified Refrigerators and Freezers for 1993-1999 best-available data (at 19.6 or more cu. ft.)

LBNL, Center for Building Science News, Summer 1995, p. 6 for 1990 portion of note


Apr. 2004, Table CE5-1c for 2001 portion of note