Non-Energy Benefits of Efficient Refrigerators
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Energy-efficient refrigerators are quieter, run less often, release less heat into your kitchen, and keep their contents cool longer during power outages.
An extra benefit of the more efficient compressors and motors found in energy-efficient refrigerators is that they run quieter and turn on and off less often.
Since efficient units gain heat from their surroundings more slowly they don't need to reject as much heat into your kitchen, making your home more comfortable during hot summer periods.
Because energy-efficient refrigerators are better insulated, they stay cool better than ordinary units. One major benefit of this, in addition to energy savings, is that during power outages they will warm up much more slowly than ordinary (less efficient) units. This means less inconvenience and loss of valuable contents.