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Originally Posted by Eman'smom
We have an Amana something, it's a bottom freezer, and like others have said, we love it. It only has the single fridge door, when you went to the double door you lost sq ft in the fridge, and we wanted the biggest one that would fit
|Get a top-freezer model. Side-by-side models use about 55% more energy than those with the freezer on top. Bottom freezers are also less efficient than top freezers. (source: Cursory observation of EnergyStar tables)
An August 2002 Consumer Reports article showed the following:
Side by Side, 680 kWh/yr.
Bottom Freezer; 522kWh/yr.
Top Freezer, 468 kWh/yr.
Skip the ice maker and dispenser. Automatic icemakers and through-the-door dispensers increase energy use by 14-20% (and the purchase price by $75-250).
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