The amount of watts of electricity that a refrigerator uses varies depending on size, age and whether or not the refrigerator is a standard or Energy Star model.Know More
Larger refrigerators use more electricity than smaller refrigerators, because there is more area to cool. Age is also a significant factor when comparing electricity usage of refrigerators. Refrigerator models manufactured during the years 1993 to 2000 may use twice the electricity of newer models. Lastly, Energy Star models are at least 20 percent more efficient than standard models.
The refrigerator is the second-largest user of electricity in most homes. Air conditioners typically use the most electricity in a home.Learn more about Appliances
Older appliances use much more energy than newer models, especially those that are 10 years old or more as of 2015. Older appliances that are particularly inefficient include refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners and water heaters. ENERGY STAR labels on newer appliances ensure energy efficiency.Full Answer >
The home appliances that use the most electricity are washing machines and dryers, refrigerators, freezers, electric ovens, microwaves ovens, the home computer, TVs and dishwashers. Refrigerators consume the most electricity at just over 1,000 kilowatt hours per year. Individuals who have pool pumps and home spas will find that these items consume even more electricity than a refrigerator.Full Answer >
The typical refrigerator draws approximately 600 watts. The typical household refrigerator is generally an appliance that is combined with a freezer, so a standard size refrigerator without a freezer draws less wattage when it is in operation. A refrigerator that operates a lower wattage uses less electricity.Full Answer >
The amount of power a TV uses varies by the size and type of television. Plasma televisions use the highest consistent amount of power per square inch while microdisplays use the lowest. A 46-inch plasma has about 906 square inches of viewing space, which takes about .30 to .39 watts per square inch. Amps is equivalent to watts divided by volts, so 0.35(906)/120=2.6425 amps. A plasma TV uses 2.6425 amps.Full Answer >