Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Sizing Your New Refrigerator

When choosing a replacement for our old refrigerator, bigger is not necessarily better.  Consider how many people will be using the refrigerator and how much will really need to be stored in the refrigerator.  On a sail boat, smaller "college dorm" size refrigerators are often used.  This is for a reason.  Sail boats under way are subject to finite amounts of energy.  On a much larger scale, so are we.  Bigger refrigerator units will use larger amounts of energy.  If energy saving is a goal, make practical usage a criteria of your selection.

P Quentin Unsworth