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Older, inefficient, appliances waste a surprising amount of energy. For example, the average fridge manufactured before 1993 uses 1,000 kWh/year compared to a new model which can use as little as 500 kWh/year.
The table below shows common major household appliances and a comparison of the energy usage between older and newer models. If you want to upgrade some of your appliances consider picking the ones with the most energy savings for a newer model below.
Appliance Energy Comparison
|Appliance||20+ year-old model|
Benefits and costs
|Annual CO2 Savings||100 - 500 kg|
|220 - 1,100 lbs|
|Annual Cash Savings||$15 - $50|
|Initial Cost||$300 - $600|
|Time to pay for itself||6.0 - 40.0 years|
|CO2 saved per year per initial dollar invested||0.17 - 1.67 kg|
* These value ranges were taken from many sources including product documentation, published reports, and the reference material linked here.
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