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|Subject: Re: Oldest Fridge Contest||Date: 11/7/2011 8:59 AM|
|Author: telegraph||Number: 37885 of 61284|
skyesix:"Tele however, says that wants to spend his money on needlessly high utility bills, and uses lies and distortions to justify his hobby."
My refrig uses $15/month of electricity. 21 years old.
A ndw one might save me $5/month...might....or might save me less than that. Who knows. I mean, they all pull some power, right?
Well, here's the figures! ....
According to this table
Refrigerator (frost-free), 15 cu. Ft. (1996 unit) 150 kWh/mo $15.00/mo
Freezer (manual defrost), 15 cu. Ft. 90 kWh/mo $9.00/mo
Refrigerator (frost-free), 15 cu. Ft. (1996 unit) 50 kWh/mo $5.00/mo
Refrigerator (frost-free), 20 cu. Ft. (1996 unit) 54 kWh/mo $5.40/mo
Refrigerator, 1.7 cu. Ft. 30 kWh/mo $3.00/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator, 14 cu. Ft. 43 kWh/mo $4.30/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 14 cu. Ft. 57 kWh/mo $5.70/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 17 cu. Ft. 73 kWh/mo $7.30/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free), 19 cu. Ft. 80 kWh/mo $8.00/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (Side by Side) 21 cu. Ft. 123 kWh/mo $12.30/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (frost-free) 24 cu. Ft. 102 kWh/mo $10.20/mo
Energy Star Refrigerator (Side by Side) 25 cu. Ft. 132 kWh/mo $13.20/mo
A side by side new Energy Star 21 cu foot refrig will cost be $12.30 a month to operate.
My current one costs me $15 a month (it's 21 years old). I measured it with my Kil-o-Watt meter.
Wow...I'd save a whopping $2.70 a month on electric bills by throwing out a perfectly good refrigerator and spending $600 or more on a new one!
No wonder skyesix isn't happily retired and has to worry about every nickel and dime!
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