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Effect of Usage Conditions on Household Refrigerator-Freezer and Freezer Energy Consumption

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Author(s)

J W. Grimes, W. J. Mulroy, B. L. Shomaker

Abstract

A study was made of an automatic - and a manual- defrost refrigerator/freezer combination, and an upright and a chest freezer to measure the effect on energy consumption of five variable usage conditions: thermostat setting, ambient temperature, food load, door-opening frequency, and relative humidity. No evaluation was made of the effect of frost build-up. Ambient temperature and thermostat setting were found to have considerably greater effect on energy consumption than door-opening and relative humidity changes for the specimens tested.
Citation
ASHRAE Transactions
Volume
83
Issue
No. 1

Keywords

refrigerators, energy consumption, thermostats, tempeature, doors, humidity

Citation

Grimes, J. , Mulroy, W. and Shomaker, B. (1977), Effect of Usage Conditions on Household Refrigerator-Freezer and Freezer Energy Consumption, ASHRAE Transactions, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=910792 (Accessed July 19, 2024)

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Created January 1, 1977, Updated February 19, 2017