Shopping for a new refrigerator can be
quite daunting. With so many different
models on the market, these tips will
hopefully help make it easier.
 Look for the EnergyGuide tag:
Residents of incorporated Walnut Creek
can take the mystery out of energy and
water savings by participating in Walnut
Creek Saves.
 Plan ahead, wait for the
Walnut Creek Saves offers free home
energy and water consultations to both
homeowners and renters focusing on
easy changes that can be made to save
the most energy, water, and money.
Keep it simple. Verify low energy use
by reading the yellow
EnergyGuide tag that every
refrigerator must have.
sale. Save $50 to $200 by
buying your new refrigerator
on sale. The major retailers have
steep discounts on key holidays, including: Columbus Day, Veterans
Day, Black Friday, Presidents Day,
Memorial Day, and 4th of July.
 Price varies with color. Research
shows that for the same model, white
typically costs $100 to $150 less than
stainless steel. Black can also be
priced higher.
Refrigerators: A
Shopping Guide
Participants receive a personalized
report, get connected to rebates, receive
free efficiency products like LED bulbs,
and gain access to the online
EnergyCenter to help with savings goals.
The limited-time program is paid for
through a grant from the Department of
Energy and one-time City funds.
Contact us today!
 Check the useful capacity, not the
stated capacity. Refrigerator
manufacturers report size by the
cubic feet, such as 20.3 cu ft or 18
cu. ft. Consumer Reports actually
measured the inside of some
refrigerators and found that the
interior, or “useful capacity”, is often
only 70% of the stated capacity. Poke
your head inside before you buy.
1-800-314-5997
walnutcreek@wattzon.com
www.WalnutCreekSaves.org
Prepared by:
LG LFXS24663S French Door
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 24.4 cu. ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
 Energy consumption per
year: 513 kWh
 Key features: Easy access Door-in-
Door feature, ample shelf space,
SmartCooling to maintain freshness
LG LFXS29626S French Door
Refrigerator
LG LTCS24223D Top Freezer
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 23.8 cu. ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
 Energy consumption per
year: 501 kWh
 Key features: Smudge resistant, Glide
N’ Serve pantry drawer, automatic ice
maker, contoured doors with pocket
handle
Kenmore Elite 51173 Side-By-Side
Refrigerator
Samsung RH22H9010SG Side-by-Side
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 21.5 cu.
ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
 Energy consumption per
year: 635 kWh
 Key features: Food ShowCase provides
easy access, metal cooling locks in cold/
seals in freshness, LED lighting
Whirlpool WRF535SMBB French Door
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 29 cu. ft.
 Useful capacity: 28 cu. ft.
 Useful capacity: 25 cu. ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
 ENERGY STAR qualified
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
product
product
 Energy consumption per
 Energy consumption per
 Energy consumption per
 Key features: SmartCooling to
 Key features: Better in-door storage,
 Key features: Adjustable gallon door
year: 738 kWh
maintain freshness, ample shelf
space, dual ice makers with Slim
SpacePlus system
LG LMXS30776S French Door
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 29.7 cu. ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
 Energy consumption per
year: 739 kWh
 Key features: Super capacity Door-
in-Door feature, CustomChill drawer,
SmartCooling to maintain freshness
year: 739 kWh
GeniusCool and SmartSense
technology maintain freshness, in-door
icemaker
Samsung RF28JBEDBSR French Door
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 27.8 cu.
ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
 Energy consumption per
year: 720 kWh
 Key features: Food ShowCase provides
easy access to on-the-go items, metal
cooling locks in cold/seals in
freshness, counter-height FlexZone
drawer
year: 615 kWh
bins, temperature-controlled pantry,
adaptive defrost, frameless glass
shelves
Whirlpool WRS325FDAM Side-By-Side
Refrigerator
 Useful capacity: 25 cu. ft.
 ENERGY STAR qualified
product
 Energy consumption per
year: 701 kWh
 Key features: SpillGuard
glass shelves, adaptive defrost,
adjustable gallon door bins, exterior ice
and water with EveryDrop water filter
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