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How many refrigerators are sold each year?

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More than 8 million refrigerators are sold in the United States each year, with almost all coming from five manufacturers. Typical refrigerators cost between $400 and $1,500, although some models with more-advanced features reach $3,000 or more, according to Energy Guide.

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How many refrigerators are sold each year?
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Refrigerators use about 14 percent of the energy consumed in an average home, falling just below heating and cooling. About 15 percent of U.S. homes have a second refrigerator as of 2014.

Smart refrigerators currently account for a small percent of the market but are increasing in popularity. Refrigerators with features such as touch screens or the ability to diagnose maintenance issues cost more than $3,600 as of 2013.

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