A refrigerator uses between 41 and 135 kilowatts per month, depending on its size and age. The larger and older a refrigerator is, the more electricity it uses.Continue Reading
A new, 18-cubic-foot refrigerator uses an average of 41 kilowatts per month, compared to a 20-year-old model that uses 98 kilowatts per month. A new, 22-cubic-foot refrigerator uses 56 kilowatts per month, while a 20-year-old model uses 135 kilowatts per month.
Refrigerators with top freezers use 10-15 percent less power than refrigerators with side freezers. Models that have an Energy Star qualification typically use 15 percent less electricity, because they offer improved insulation and more efficient compressors.Learn more about Refrigerators & Freezers
The best temperature for a refrigerator is at or below 40 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. Maintaining an appropriate temperature in a refrigerator reduces the potential for the growth of food-borne microorganisms, including Salmonella, listeria, C. botulinum and E. coli.Full Answer >
A refrigerator may not be cooling because the compressor may not be running or the electricity may be out. If interior lights are out in the refrigerator, a breaker may have been tripped and needs to be reset.Full Answer >
Key maintenance tasks for LG refrigerator owners to perform include changing the water filter and cleaning the interior of the refrigerator itself with the proper implements. Additionally, the owner should care for the freezer and ice-making components in order to reduce frost and maintain proper functioning.Full Answer >
The refrigerator's owner may be able to solve a lot of the problems causing poor cooling, but if not, an appliance repair professional can complete the job. Trying the do-it-yourself options can save the expense of a service call.Full Answer >