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
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)
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)