Electric Appliance Calculator — Help and Information

Refrigerator (frostfree, 16 ft3)

Refrigerators, although plugged in all the time, actually cycle on and off at a rate that depends on a number of factors. These factors include how well it is insulated, room temperature, freezer temperature, how often the door is opened, if the coils are clean, if it is defrosted regularly, and the condition of the door seals.

This calculator estimates that your refrigerator is only actually running 1/3 of the time.