The energy efficiency of refrigerators has improved dramatically in the last several decades due to advancements in refrigerator design that include increased insulation, tighter door seals, and more efficient compressors.
Much of the variation in current models is due to configurations tailored to meet consumer demand, but not all of these options are energy efficient. For example, a side-by-side refrigerator-freezer with such amenities as through-the-door ice service and automatic defrost may use nearly 40% more energy than a basic top-freezer, manual-defrost model.
Products in Residential Refrigerators and Freezers
BSH Home Appliances Corp.
Electrolux Home Appliances
Liebherr North American Division