How Much Electricity does a Refrigerator use Per Month in India?


These days, almost every household owns a refrigerator. It is one of the most sought-after appliances in the current era. We all are aware of the importance of refrigerators in our lives but do we really know the amount of electricity that is consumed by the appliance? This question leaves people in a state of profound pondering. For the same reason, we have written this article. Below, in our article, we are going to discuss how much electricity does a refrigerator uses in a single month in India.

We have provided all the information related to the topic in brief. Go ahead and read the given information mindfully.


What is the cost of electricity consumed by a refrigerator in a month?

The answer to this question depends largely on various factors such as the star rating of the fridge under 25000 INR, the quantity of food that has to be cooled down, the temperature setting of the fridge, the size of the refrigerator, etc. You would not be surprised to know that every time you open and close the door of the refrigerator, the cold air inside the refrigerator tends to come out and the warm air goes inside, which is then converted into cold air inside. The same factor also decides the amount of electricity that is consumed by the refrigerator. All in all, there are so many different factors that contribute to the cost of electricity.

The best way to know the exact amount of electricity which is used by the refrigerator is by buying the ‘portable power meter’.

Given below is a guide which tells the approximate electricity that is consumed by refrigerators of different sizes:

Refrigerator size (in liters) Monthly electricity        consumption (in Units/KWh)


200 Liters 60 Units
300 Liters 75 Units
400 Liters 90 Units
500 Liters 120 Units
600 Liters 150 Units

Tips to reduce electricity consumption in the refrigerator:

Given below are certain tips that will help you reduce the power consumed by the refrigerator:

  • Avoid putting hot food inside the refrigerator: Whenever you put food materials inside the refrigerator, the items are cooled down and for that electricity is needed. In order to reduce the heat load, always make sure that the food material that you place inside the refrigerator is possibly the coolest. Do not ever put hot materials inside the fridge. This will help you save electricity consumption by the refrigerator.
  • Do not open the refrigerator door frequently: As we have mentioned above. Every time you open the door of the refrigerator the cold air goes out and warm air goes in, which is then again converted into cold air. This puts a lot of pressure on the compressor. And therefore more electricity is consumed by the refrigerator, so it is better to avoid opening the fridge door too many times.
  • A better ventilation is required behind the refrigerator:

The condenser and compressor coils of the refrigerator are present at the back of the appliance. All these parts get heated up and requires a good air circulation. A better ventilation at the back helps in reducing the power consumption.

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