Are energy-saving refrigerators worth the money? Maybe not


Most shops selling new fridges only stock energy-saving refrigerators, most of them with EU energy efficiency classes beween A and A. — dpa

Refrigerators with high energy efficiency use less electricity, but maybe not enough to make them worth buying just to save money.

That's because energy-saving fridges cost more than other models, explains TueV Sued, the German technical testing authority. That additional acquisition cost is often not offset by the electricity costs saved, even over a long period of time.

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