How much electricity does a fridge use?

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The amount of electricity a refrigerator uses depends on the age and model of the appliance. Standard refrigerators between 10 and 20 years old that are 18 cubic feet in size use approximately 70 to 98 kilowatt hours in a 730-hour period. Kilowatt hours are measured units of energy.

Side-by-side refrigerators between 10 and 20 years old and 22 cubic feet in size use approximately 96 to 135 kilowatt hours in a 730-hour period. New refrigerators that are 18 cubic feet in size use approximately 41 kilowatt hours in a 730-hour period. New side-by-side refrigerators that are 22 cubic feet in size use approximately 56 kilowatt hours in a 730-hour period.

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