- How much electricity does a refrigerator use? -

A refrigerator, most commonly known as a fridge, it is one of the most common household appliances. 

Our fridges are permanently connected to power, consuming electricity. Therefore, we need to be make sure that the energy usage it is reasonable and that our fridges do not waste electricity unecessarily.

Nowadays the refrigerators are rather efficient and the electricity cost per year it is quite reasonable. But, if you want to know how much does it cost you to run your fridge, you need to start by running some basic calculations

Refrigerator electricity cost

For more information about refrigerators, have a look to this Wikipedia entry.

Electricity usage and cost calculator

This calculator does not account for factors that may increase or decrease your fridge electricity consumption. 

If your fridge it is old and the gaskets are damaged, the electricity consumption will increase.

If you are a Tetris master and you are able to pack the food into your fridge super efficiently, you may be able to reduce the electricity consumption.

Still, this calculator will give you a very good idea on the electricity cost of your fridge based on its power consumption.


Still, if you want to know the exact electricity usage of your fridge, your best option is to use a plug in power meter to measure the electricity consumption. 

For more details, have a look to this post that we have created to show you how to use a plug in power meter to measure your appliances and devices power consumption.

Plug in power meter electricity consumption

Additional information

Not everybody it is familiar with terms like Watts, Kilowatts or Kilowatt hours so if you would learn more about them, have a look to this video that we have prepared for you.

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If you are looking for saving electricity at home, have a look to this video where we provide some useful tips to reduce the electricity consumption and decrease the electricity bill.

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