wesleymouch wrote:Most newer frigs have an annual electricity cost of circa $55 dollars. Let it run
Less than $5 a month? I find that hard to believe. That would be about 38 kw. where I live.
US average electricity price (retail) is 10.5 cents/ kwhr last I checked. In the southern states (not Texas!) it is lower.
A modern fridge, if not too many fancy features, not opened too often, burns arournd 550-700 kwhr pa. (a 1980 fridge around 2000 kwhr). If you are not opening it at all, then indeed you could be at 500 kwhr pa (depending on how hot the house gets, of course!).
Hence the figure of c. $55.
Conversely with 'tiered' rates (Interplanetjanet is your local expert) that they have in California I gather it is possible to pay over 30 cents/ kwhr. I believe Connecticut (and presumably New York City) 22 cents is possible.