Fridge Energy Consumption – How much does it cost to run?

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Over Christmas, I knocked together a couple of power monitors.  The first check I wanted to make was our fridge energy consumption.

I hooked the power monitor up to our Fisher & Paykel family fridge/freezer, being one of the busier appliances in the house.

So how much do you think it costs to run a household fridge?
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Our $600 Power Bill

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About four years ago, we purchased our family home in Napier to house our growing family.

Our home is a 1912 villa, renovated and extended from its original two bedrooms to a more spacious three bedrooms around 2005.

All in all, the house is modern, well insulated and should have been pretty energy efficient. However, our first power bill was out-of-this-world expensive.

Let’s find out why it was so expensive and how I solved the problem.

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