- Are manual defrost refrigerators more energy efficient?
- Are mini-fridges labeled as ENERGY STAR?
- Can I put a refrigerator in an uninsulated garage which is subject to winter and summer extreme temperatures?
- Can a wine refrigerator, kegerator, or residential beverage chiller earn the ENERGY STAR?
- Is it more efficient to have a through-the-door ice dispenser or to not have one and open the freezer door to get ice?
- Should I unplug my refrigerator to save energy if I am going to be away?
- My refrigerator is very old, but still works fine. Is it worth it to replace it?
- The list of ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators shows a column with the heading "adjusted volume." What does that term mean?
- What is the difference between automatic and manual defrost? If I have a refrigerator that I need to manually defrost, how do I do it, and how often is it needed?
- Where can I find a list of ENERGY STAR certified French door refrigerators?
- What's more energy efficient, a refrigerator with a top-mounted freezer, bottom-mounted freezer, or a side-by-side?
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ENERGY STAR products are independently certified to save energy without sacrificing features or functionality. Saving energy helps prevent climate change. Look for the ENERGY STAR label to save money on your energy bills and help protect our environment.
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