Check out the following information, analysis tools, and energy data that will help you incorporate refrigerator replacement into your Weatherization Program:
Incorporating Refrigerator Replacement into the Weatherization Program
An information tool kit prepared by D&R International, Ltd., for DOE. It outlines DOE's auditing, installation, and disposal requirements regarding refrigerator replacement. The document offers useful information on practical metering strategies. (Note: Appendix A: Refrigerator Metering Equipment has been updated with the most current plug load meter information).
A simple tool developed by D&R International, Ltd., for DOE helps Weatherization providers determine the cost-effectiveness of replacing existing refrigerators in eligible households using the same calculation methods and assumptions programmed into NEAT.
Energy Use Data
Available in several formats for over 41,000 refrigerators, refrigerator-freezers, and freezers from the Directory of Certified Refrigerators, Freezers, and Refrigerator Freezers published by the California Energy Commission (CEC) from 1979 to 1992 (no directory for 1991 was available).