Measured Performance of Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

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Measured Performance of Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

The DOE Building America team—Partnership for Improved Residential Construction—collaborated with Florida Power & Light from 2012 to 2015 to conduct a phased residential energy efficiency retrofit program to determine whether installing advanced residential ...

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Performance Versus Projections: Does Your Refrigerator Measure Up?

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1993

Every new refrigerator is sold with a bright yellow "Energy Guide" label affixed to the door. The label lists the refrigerator's energy consumption (translated confusingly into dollars per year) and compares that unit to other, similar models. [continue reading]

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HAULING IN THE CULPRITS: MICHIGAN'S BOUNTY PILOT

January 01, 1993

The Michigan Public Service Commission examined the potential of picking up operating, second refrigerators in the mid-1980s. [continue reading]

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REFRIGERATOR REPLACEMENT IN FLORIDA: A CASE STUDY

January 01, 1993

Florida's hot and humid climate challenges even the best refrigerators. Not surprisingly, refrigerators guzzle a lot of electricity in Florida. [continue reading]

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MAINTENANCE DOESN'T NECESSARILY LOWER ENERGY USE

January 01, 1993

Utility bill stuffers direct customers to clean their refrigerator coils in order to save the customers a few dollars and the utility companies a few power plants. [continue reading]

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SMUD'S REFRIGERATOR GRAVEYARD - CONDITIONS OF THE DECEASED

Author: Willem Bos
January 01, 1993

As part of the Sacramento Municipal Utility District's (SMUD) high efficiency refrigerator program, the district offers an incentive of $100 to customers who trade in an older refrigerator in conjunction with the purchase of a new model. [continue reading]

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Is That Old Refrigerator Worth Saving?

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1993

There it sits, the faithful old refrigerator. It's 15 years old, the vegetable crisper compartment is warped, the gaskets are cracking, the door doesn't close perfectly, and the shudders at the end of each cycle seem to be more wrenching than in the past. [continue reading]

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