Samsung refrigerator hits new high for efficiency

Samsung refrigerator hits new high for efficiency

Back in 1975, a typical refrigerator consumed about 1,750 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. The Samsung RF261BIAESR, a new French-door refrigerator with a claimed capacity of 25.5 cubic feet, uses less than a quarter that amount, making it the most efficient model we’ve ever tested in that category. The $ 2,100 refrigerator also maintains superb temperature control and has several helpful features, including a full-width pantry drawer, touchpad controls, and LED theatre lighting.

One feature the Samsung RF261BIAESR(read more)

Gains in energy efficiency more than possible, report says

Gains in energy efficiency more than possible, report says

Energy efficiency awareness in the U.S. goes back at least to President Jimmy Carter in a cardigan sweater warning Americans of a global energy crisis back in 1977. In the decades since, much progress has been made, which could give the impression that we’re reaching the ends of our efficiency gains. But a report released this week finds that there are still significant savings to be had—many of which can be deployed on an individual level to lower household energy … (read more)

Wanders Vidra pellet stove brings style and efficiency in smaller living spaces

The highly efficient Vidra is the latest wood pellet stove from Wanders, expected to fit into rather tight spaces. And the slim pellet stove does just that – measuring only 27cm in depth, it just over a meter high, 84cm wide, and comes in red or white shiny finish.

The Wanders Vidra 6 offers 6.0 kW output and 90.5% efficiency, whereas Vidra 9 delivers 9.0 kW at slightly lower 86%. This pellet stove represent a perfect compromise between simplicity, robustness, performance and style. Wanders. Previously, Wanders Pearl and Black Diamond … (read more)