Fridges can be energy efficient, some more than others. Keeping an eye out for the Energy Rating when comparing models of a similar type and usable capacity will help you understand how it’ll fare on the energy consumption front. To help narrow down your selection, remember that the higher the Energy Rating, the less electricity your fridge will consume to run 24/7.
To avoid any surprises, it’s a good idea to estimate the average annual running cost. For an estimate, the Australian Government’s Energy Rating site says to multiply the kilowatt hours (kWh) noted on the energy label by the cost of electricity in your area.
It’s worth keeping in mind that larger capacity fridges like French Door or Side-by-Side fridges have a higher annual running cost due to their spacious volume, so to make good use of these fridges, ensure the usable capacity meets your living requirements.