Effect of Usage Conditions on Household Refrigerator-Freezer and Freezer Energy Consumption.
Effect of Usage Conditions on Household
Refrigerator-Freezer and Freezer Energy Consumption.
Grimes, J. W.; Mulroy, W.; Shomaker, B. L.
ASHRAE Transactions, Vol. 83, No. 1, 1977.
refrigerators; energy consumption; thermostats;
tempeature; doors; humidity
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