On average, a frost-free refrigerator uses over 5 amps, while a standard model usually requires under 3 amps to operate. The number of amps a refrigerator requires depends on the manufacturer, size and type of unit.Continue Reading
Refrigerator sizes range from 1.7-cubic-foot dorm fridges to 31-cubic-foot commercial models in restaurants and places of business. Ice makers, water dispensers and filters and other features also increase electricity usage.
Contemporary refrigerator models are more energy-efficient than those previously produced. Manufacturers use better insulation, which allows refrigerator walls to be thinner. This allows designers to increase storage space while decreasing heat gain from the atmosphere.Learn more about Refrigerators & Freezers