Fridge and freezer destruction
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Removing a second or obsolete fridge or freezer could significantly reduce your energy consumption. Find out how to calculate those savings.
Removing surplus fridges and freezers can cut electricity use.
How can I save energy
Many households have a second fridge or freezer, often in the garage, used only occasionally but running all the time.
Often these fridges or freezers are older, less energy efficient models. Removing and destroying these unnecessary items is a simple way to save electricity.
How to calculate energy savings
Energy savings are calculated by multiplying the number of activities by a Default Savings Factor. There is no need for engineering assessments or complex calculations for each appliance removed.
The Deemed Energy Savings Method for fridge and freezer destruction uses Table 7 in the ESS Rule to determine the Default Savings Factor.
The Default Savings Factor depends on the type of fridge or freezer being destroyed.
Use the Deemed Energy Savings Method, applying Default Savings Factors. See section 9.3 of the Rule.
Recording your calculations
You must keep records of all fridges and freezers removed. The records must verify the type, model and volume of each unit.
You must describe your record keeping arrangements in your application to become an Accredited Certificate Provider.