Fridge freezer combination: how much does A+++ save compared to A+?
Good for the environment
A+++ saves the CO2 emission of a 10,000km car drive.
With an energy-efficient fridge freezer combination, on average, you save the environment the CO2 emissions of a car journey of 10,000 kilometers. This is the distance, as the crow flies, from the Coolblue office in Rotterdam to Bali in Indonesia. In fact, a car in the Netherlands drives an average of 13,000 kilometers per year. With an A+++ fridge freezer combination, you save the CO2 emissions of about 1 year of not taking the car. The precise saving always depends on various factors. On average, you save 1,062 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
A+ costs a year's worth of growth for 53 trees
Compared to an A+++ fridge freezer combination, an A+ fridge freezer combination provides an average extra CO2 emission of 1,062 kilograms. To remove this CO2 from the atmosphere again, 53 trees must grow for 1 year. Do you have green power at home? Good job! Then this comparison doesn't apply. Green power doesn't leave a CO2 footprint.
Saving for you
A+++ saves € 177
With an A+++ fridge freezer combination, you save an average of € 177 after the lifespan. The purchase price is higher than that of an A+ fridge freezer combination, but the annual energy costs are approximately € 25 lower. You earn back the difference in purchase price after 8 years. A fridge lasts an average of 15 years. The 7 years after you break even, you save € 177.
A+ costs € 177 more
Although an A+ fridge freezer combination is more affordable to purchase, it will ultimately cost you around € 177 more. This is due to the high energy costs of € 62.87 per year on average. The energy costs are € 25 higher than the average costs of an energy-efficient model. After the 15-year lifespan of the fridge, it'll be more expensive.
|Annual energy costs||€ 38||€ 63|
|Average purchase price||€ 606||€ 407|
|Total costs after 15 years (purchase price + energy costs)||€ 1,172||€ 1,350|