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Have a ge tfx24s side-side, is it energy star

Unit came with the house would like to know if it is energy efficient or should i replace it

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ALL ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES HAVE A "ENERGY-STAR LABEL" USUALLY LOCATED ON OR NEAR THE MODEL AND SER. NUMBER TAG OR LABEL. CHECK ON THE BACK OR INSIDE THE REFRIGERATOR WHERE THE COLD CONTROLS ARE LOCATED.

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SOURCE: i have a ge side by side model tfx24s the freeze

Yes, the glowing red would be the defrost heater doing it's job. (it usually is on for maybe 20 minutes once or twice a day to defrost the coils) There is a drain hole, about the size of a quarter at the center, just below the defrost heater which can block up, causing the defrost water to flow out onto the freezer floor and eventually out the freezer door. Use a turkey baster with hot (not boiling) water to flush the drain open. If you can't reach the drain, try a section of tubing pushed onto the end of the turkey baster to add a flexible extention to your reach. The defrost water normally drains into a pan under the refrigerator where it will evaporate.

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Is the Whirlpool Electric Water Heater Model # EE3J50RD045V energy star rated


You want to know if this heater has Energy Star label.
I don't know.
Call Whirlpool 1-877-817-6750

Energy Star is a label that means nothing to you.
Manufacturers use energy-star label to promote a product as a money-saver.
They can put an Energy Star label on a giant 10,000 square foot house, and you know that cannot be the truth that a large house saves energy vrs a smaller house.

Energy factor, (energy factor/ not energy star) on the other hand, is a comparison measure how efficient the water heater uses energy to heat a gallon of water, when water heater is absolutely new.
EE3J50RD045V has energy factor of .59, which is completely typical and ordinary for electric water heaters.

The EE3j 50 gallon is an ordinary electric water heater, with ordinary average .59 energy factor rating, so electricity to operate this water heater is same as any other typical 50 gallon electric water heater: it will cost $35-45 a month depending on incoming water temperature, hot water use, thermostatic setting, electricity pricing, and whether you operate heater at peak pricing, etc.
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The most important measure of water heater cost does not have anything to do with Energy-star or energy-factor.
The most important measure is total cost of owning and operating the water heater.
So if you spend $100 more to purchase electric water heater with slightly higher energy factor, then it will not pay you back. The difference will be $2 to $4 per year.
All costs are energy.
The total cost of operating water heater includes purchase price, installation cost, cost of repairs, cost of parts, whether you can fix it yourself, expected life of water heater, and replacement cost.
Every water heater has expected lifespan, and will not have resale value except current price of scrap.

Electric water heaters cost more to operate per month than same-size gas water heater.
Gas water heater might cost less over the life of water heater, but gas water heaters are increasingly expensive to repair, and increasingly more complicated, and cost more up-front to buy.

Electric water heaters cost less to buy, are easy to install yourself, are fully repairable by homeowner using generic off-the-shelf parts, and can be made to last many years by keeping tank clean and replacing anode rod every 2 years.
You can make ordinary 6-year electric water heater from box store last almost indefinitely.
Avoid electric water water heater that has electronic controls.
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Refrigerator Efficiency


The efficiency of your refrigerator can be much better if you take the time to check out a few things before you buy or do a bit of maintenance on your refrigerator. The maintenance part I have covered in another tip, so I will just stick to the things that you can check when buying a new refrigerator in this tip.

Energy Star refrigerators will save you money. Look for a refrigerator rated with the energy star, when choosing a new model. Efficient refrigerators rated with the energy star are listed on the energy star website.

The style of the refrigerator will also make a difference in the refrigerator electric usage. A side-by-side refrigerator will use more energy then a top freezer model. The refrigerator electric usage is higher for those models with the two side-by side doors. If you look at the energy star list you can also see the energy kWh/year usage and see which models use the most electricity.

Some other things you can do so that your refrigerator work is less, includes checking the door seals, cleaning the condenser coils, checking the thermostat settings, and checking to see if you can turn off the door heaters if your refrigerator has them. Cracked or loose door seals will allow air to circulate outside the fridge, this uses more energy to keep the refrigerator cooling. Dirty condenser coils will cause the refrigerator compressor to work harder to cool the fridge. The door heaters also will make the refrigerator work harder to keep it cool inside. Adjusting the thermostats to 0- 5 degree F for the freezer and 36 -38 degrees F for the fridge side will keep your food fresh and still save energy.

Efficient refrigerators are great but they still need to be taken good care of by cleaning and servicing them regularly. Refrigerator electric is one of the biggest electric usages in most homes. Take some time to check over your refrigerator to help save some money on your electric bill.

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Air Conditioner SEER Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio


Energy consumption for home air conditioning accounts for almost 5% of all the electricity produced in the USA. Energy Policy Act mandates minimum energy efficiency standards for commercial buildings, using research and standards developed by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers. Energy Star qualified central air conditioners have a higher seasonal efficiency rating (SEER) than standard models, which makes them about 14% more efficient than standard models. Energy efficiency specialists with certified training on retrofits and energy savings on both residential and light commercial units may enable you to save up to 50 percent on your air conditioning bills with the use of a high efficiency energy system. Substantial energy savings can be obtained from more efficient systems.

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is related to the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), which is the ratio of output cooling in Btu/Hr and the input power in watts W at a given operating point and also to the coefficient of performance (COP) commonly used in thermodynamics. SEER rating more accurately reflects overall system efficiency on a seasonal basis and EER reflects the system’s energy efficiency at peak day operations.

The SEER rating is the Btu of cooling output during a typical cooling-season divided by the total electric energy input in watt-hours during the same period. SEER is related to the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER), which is the ratio of output cooling in Btu/Hr and the input power in watts W at a given operating point and also to the coefficient of performance (COP) commonly used in thermodynamics. SEER rating more accurately reflects overall system efficiency on a seasonal basis and EER reflects the system’s energy efficiency at peak day operations. The higher the SEER number, the greater the efficiency of your unit. Therefore you will realize greater energy savings. The higher efficiency your product, the lower your long-term energy costs will be. Both central AC and air source heat pumps are rated according to seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER).

Before you consider upgrading your cooling equipment, the cheapest way to save money and energy from cooling is to reduce the need for mechanical air conditioning in the first place. Ask your contractor about a variable speed air handler, which will improve comfort and efficiency and allow continuous air filtering at minimum energy cost. Also, because ducts are often responsible for a lot of wasted energy, make sure you hire a contractor who knows about high-efficiency installations. If your central air conditioning unit is more than 12 years old, replacing it with an Energy Star qualified model could cut your cooling costs by 30 percent.


on Dec 14, 2009 | Heating & Cooling

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GE Side by Side is not cooling refridgerator or


if turbo fans not running then the evaporators probably froze up and wont cool at all unplug and replace turbo fan and make sure u let the unit thaw completely i recommend atleast24 hours and turn back on and make sure turbo fan is running and u should be fine

Feb 24, 2010 | GE Profile¿ Arctica® Energy...

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We have a GE Freezer made in 1997. The compressor doesn't shut off.


That sounds like it isn't cooling or the thermostat is bad (and not registering the temperature change). A freezer thermometer might help determine which is the problem. If it isn't cooling, then I'd suggest having the refrigerant replaced by a professional who will check for any leaks in the system. If it is getting cold (and then colder), it's more likely to be the thermostat. It may be possible to order a replacement part. However, I don't know if this is a do-it-yourself job.

In either case, you may want to consider replacing the unit. Energy Star requirements have gotten better over the years and you'll get a more efficient unit.

Cindy Wells

Nov 18, 2009 | GE Refrigerators

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GE TFF22RC Side-by Side refrigerator burning smell and no cooling


Sounds like the compressor has gone out or at least the electricals on it. You can replace the relay if that is all it is but at 26 years I would seriously consider replacement. The newer units are more energy efficient and the insulation in your unit has degraded with the years.
Eric

Sep 18, 2009 | Refrigerators

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I just want to know how much energy my Kenmore Side by Side uses


Newer refrigerators are more energy efficient than a 10 year old unit.

Look for a unit with an "Energy Star" rating. However, this rating is achieved by adding insulation to the box and the doors. If you look at a new unit, you will see that the doors and sides are thicker than your older unit. This is good and bad. Good becasue it will use less energy. Bad due to the extra bulk and space the unit will take up. You may also lose some storage space inside the refrigerator.

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Slow condenser and evaporator fans on SDL20KCSABS


Newer GE refrigerators use variable speed DC fan motors to improve energy efficiency. Fan speed is determined by the electronic control board. Your refrig is working as designed.
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TFX24PRXBWW GE Profile Refrigerator - energy use?


I dont know how to locate these specs for you, modern refrigerators are much more efficient for a couple of reasons. Most new units have a Computer that controls the defrost cycle whereas older units have timers that defrost every 8 hours of on comp run time regardless of whether it needs defrosting. The new ADC (adaptive defrost control) can better monitor the frost on the coils to defrost less (in the defrost cycle it consumes 5x as many watts as when its cooling. Also most new refrigs, especially new GE units have much more efficient fan motors now also, however they too are computer controlled and when they fail they are expensive. Also the very high end new Counter depth models (in the $2500+ range) have a new variable speed compressor. This gives the compressor the ability to run at a low, med, and high speed, reducing even more the watts that will be drawn in normal operation when the fan motors are on low and the compressor too. If you have any other questions let me know ill be glad to advise.

P.S. Buy an extended warranty with any new appliance you purchase! Trust me!

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Water line


There is such an adapter. I use them all the time. They come in water valve replacement kits that are available for Maytag and Amana units. They're not always used so there are lots of spares lying around. Check with your local appliance parts dealer. When replacing the line keep it away from the heat!

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