As a budget-conscious consumer, you have probably known that an old refrigerator won’t save you money. A refrigerator that is at least 10 years old will suck up way more than its fair share of energy. As a result, it will hurt both your wallet and the planet. But, replacing an old fridge with a new Energy Star model can let you save up to $1, 000 in energy cost over its lifetime.

Advances in refrigeration technology has not increased the efficiency of these appliances and make your life run more smoothly. If your fridge is already a decade old, it should be time to consider upgrading to a new one. Below are some things that a new refrigerator can do that will help improve your financial situation and your sustainable footprint:

Keeping Food Fresher for a Long Time

Single compressors have been replaced by dual compressors in fridge technology. Dual compressors are designed to keep food fresher for longer than single compressors. This means that every compartment in both the fridge and freezer is operated by an independent refrigeration system, ensuring precise temperature control, leading to longer-lasting food.

Dispensing Water

The most contemporary side-by-side and French door models you can find at come with through-the-door ice and water dispensers. Their benefits include having access to freshly filtered water on tap that promotes healthy living and eliminating the need to purchase bottled water. Newer models have elongated dispensing centres that let you fill big reusable water bottles and even pots for cooking with. Some even sense the container’s size you want to fill automatically. This means you can just leave it in the refrigerator door, press a button, and get back to it when it is full.

Reducing Wasted Energy

Refrigerators consume around 13% of a home’s energy; however, the amount of energy used is not determined only by their size. Did you know that the kind of model you pick also impacts your energy bill? A refrigerator with the freezer on top is the most energy-efficient model that uses 10-25% less energy than other styles. The door-in-door and exterior drawer concepts that LG pioneered emerged considering that opening a fridge door accounts for 7% of its total energy use in a home. This model lets you access condiments, drinks, and other frequently-used items without opening the main fresh-food compartment. This minimises the amount of cold air lost when you open the door, thus, decreasing the amount of energy consumed.