The convenience of appliances typically accounts for 14% of a home's total energy use. The choice of appliances therefore, can have a big impact on your power requirements and long-term energy bills. The good news is that you do have the option of choosing high efficiency models in many applications. These appliances can make it easier to live off the grid, or lower the energy costs of a utility supplied home.

For information on how to improve the efficiency of your current refrigerator, see our residential energy efficiency page.

If your home is like most, the refrigerator represents the largest share of your electrical load. For those living off grid, choosing a high efficiency refrigerator can improve the feasibility of alternate energy systems simply because the units require much less power, as little as 25% of that needed for a conventional fridge.

Grid-connected homes also stand to benefit via drastically lowered utility bills, in most cases saving between $60 - $80 CDN per year based on current energy prices. These yearly savings can accumulate to an impressive amount over the life of the refrigerator,

Sun Frost manufactures the most energy efficient refrigerators available. Compare the power consumption figures located in the chart below with similar ratings taken from the Energy Guide labels found on conventional refrigerators and you will get a good measure of how much you could save.

In addition to the energy conservation features, Sun Frost offers other amenities not found in conventional refrigerators, such as:
  • food-saving
  • high humidity storage
  • ultra-quiet operation
  • easy-to-clean interior.

Models are available in sizes from 1 to 19 cubic feet and have both fridge and freezer compartments. Every Sun Frost is custom crafted, and can be finished with a number of laminates, wood finishes and door configurations. Most Sunfrost units are available in 12 or 24 volts DC or 120 or 230 volts AC. Prices are FOB Vancouver.

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