Fridge facts

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Using an energy efficient fridge is a significant action you can take to reduce your carbon emissions.

  • The fridge is responsible for 12 to 17 per cent of household greenhouse gas emissions in Victoria
  • Simple improvements to old fridges can deliver up a 15 per cent increase in efficiency
  • Retrofits can yield over 50 per cent increase in efficiency
  • New door seals can increase efficiency by 10 per cent
  • More insulation can yield between 15 and 25 per cent increase in efficiency
  • Natural hydrocarbon refrigerants replacing CFC?HFC refrigerants can improve efficiency by 10 to 30 per cent
  • Installing a modern compressor can improve efficiency by up to 50 per cent

Source: Building Better Lives, Brotherhood of St Laurence, Edition 27, June 2007

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