I’m pretty ignorant with regards to energy usage so please

DWQA QuestionsI’m pretty ignorant with regards to energy usage so please

I’m pretty ignorant with regards to energy usage so please humor me. A 15+ yr old side by side refrigerator vs a 5 yr old top freezer bottom refrigerator. The old fridge runs like a top but for the purposes of saving money I’m thinking of switching it out for a newer model. Can anyone give me a rough idea of how much energy I might save per day or per month please.

Background: summer and wkend house so not used regularly. Also no ice maker concerns, we currently have the ice maker turned off and just use ice trays for our limited needs.

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answered 6 months ago

Almost none. Certainly not enough for you to break even over the cost of a new refrigerator…by the time you do break even it’ll be ready for the Antique Road Show or will have arrived at a landfill long ago.

You can save a lot more energy and money by replacing a couple windows, planting shade trees around the house, adding insulation, installing a storm door, exterior sun shades, reflective curtains, ect.