Low Cost Refrigerators

New refrigerators can be so efficient that energy savings alone may pay back the initial investment within 5 to 10 years. Here are some of the most energy efficient refrigerators under $1,000 on the market.


1. Maytag MTB2254EE
Maytag MTB2254EE 21.7 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Split Adjustable Spill-Catcher Shelves, Full-Width Adjustable Wire Freezer Shelf, Reversible Doors a

* 21.7 cubic feet

* 424 kwh/year (about $44.50/year*)

* Energy Star Qualified (20% above Federal Standard)

* One Year Warranty

* $929

2. Whirlpool W2RXEMMWQ

Whirlpool W2RXEMMWQ 21.7 cu. ft. Top-Freezer Refrigerator with Adjustable SpillMizer Glass Shelves, Adjustable Door Bins, Humidity-Controlled Crispers, Ice Make

* 21.7 cubic feet

* 422 kwh/year (about $44.30/year*)

* Energy Star Qualified (20% above Federal Standard)

* One Year Warranty

* $839

* Annual operating costs are based on a national average rate of 10.5 cents/kwh, and the U.S. government’s Energy Star tests.

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