Top Ten Green Refrigerators, Part Five
Welcome to the best green refrigerators of 2008! Within this post you will discover the last two refrigerators in the top ten list.
2) Maytag MFI2569VEM [www.maytag.com] – Full Depth French Door Refrigerator
Everyone knows Maytag, a company that has been making home appliances since the dawn of electricity. This refrigerator uses 30% less energy than is required by the EPA. In terms of actual recorded usage levels, this fridge consumes 509 KWH/year.
Besides the excellent energy efficiency found within the inner workings of this fridge, you will find all the regular features such as filtered water, ice maker, as well as the quad-core cooling system. This system has individually insulated compartments within the fridge, so that when you open the door to the unit, you are losing a smaller amount of cold air. This fridge made it to the number 2 spot because of its large size. Most fridges in this size use more energy to cool all that space. In the case of this fridge, somehow the larger amount of space is cooled more efficiently than in most smaller fridges.
1) Whirlpool – GS5VHAXWA [www.whirlpool.com] – 25 cu. ft. Resource Saver Refrigerator.
This amazing fridge is considered the most energy efficient fridge of its type. According to the Energy Star website, this refrigerator uses just above 500 KWH/Year. The fridge has all the standard features of a modern unit, including purified water, icemaker, beverage cooling and adjustable storage containers.
One important factor to consider when purchasing a fridge, is what type of customer support you can expect to receive. Whirlpool has a long history of taking care of its customers. If anything goes wrong, you can get a service technician to come out to your home and fix everything. Nobody wants an investment in a new energy efficient fridge to result in having to pay repair bills, and with Whirlpool, you need not fear this outcome.
Remember, if you want to replace your old fridge, you can use the Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator [www.energystar.gov] from the EPA’s Energy Star Website. This tool allows you to assess whether it is time for you to upgrade. If you have the model number for your fridge handy, it will be quick and easy to figure out.