ENERGY STAR® qualified GE refrigerators are designed to save energy without sacrificing the convenience of flexible capacity, great food preservation and a variety of appearance options. ENERGY STAR qualified GE refrigerators sold in 2010 are 20% or 30% more energy efficient than non-qualified refrigerators and at least 40% more energy efficient than non-qualified refrigerators sold in 2001.
The more than 690,000 ENERGY STAR® qualified GE refrigerators sold in 2009 were designed to avoid over 54,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions on the US power grid annually versus an equal number of non-qualified refrigerators; this is equivalent to the annual CO2 emissions of more than 11,500 cars on U.S. roads.
The more than 690,000 ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators that GE sold in 2009 were designed to save customers over $9.5 million in annual operating costs based on a 2009 residential electricity rate of $0.1065 per kWh, versus non-qualified refrigerators.
In some areas, the purchase of an ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator may make consumers eligible for utility rebates. Check with your local utility company to see if you're eligible.