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When looking for a new refrigerator or freezer, consider these points:
• Avoid convenience features that you don’t really need. In most cases, through-the-door ice dispensers and water dispensers increase energy use.
• Most new refrigerators have heating elements built into the wall of the refrigerator that help prevent condensation from forming. This feature is often not needed and wastes energy if not turned off. Choose a model that has a power saver or energy saver switch to turn off these
heating coils when not needed.
• With freezers, manual defrost models are considerably more energy efficient than frost-free models – this difference in efficiency will be reflected on the Energy-Guide labels.
Chest freezers are 10-25% more efficient than upright models because they are better insulated and they don’t expel as much air when the door is opened.