Savings: Although very energy-efficient appliances are on average a little more expensive, there are affordable ones on the market, as well. You’ll soon notice that your electricity bill is smaller, as well.
Remember this: If you buy a new appliance to replace one that is still functioning, natural resources are consumed to manufacture the appliance. This reduces its impact on the carbon footprint by about half. It’s also tempting to buy a used appliance, but old machines are often energy guzzlers.
Reducing your carbon footprint: There are large differences in the energy consumption of refrigeration appliances. A new efficient machine might use 50 per cent less energy than an old one and reduce your carbon footprint a little. However, if a million Finns changed to more energy-efficient appliances, it would save the equivalent of 3,000 carbon footprints per year.