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Perspectives on Consumer Habits with Domestic Refrigerators and Its Consequences for Energy Consumption: Case of Study in Guanajuato, Mexico

Engineering Division, Campus Irapuato-Salamanca, University of Guanajuato, Salamanca C.P. 36885, Mexico
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Energies 2019, 12(5), 860; https://doi.org/10.3390/en12050860
Received: 23 January 2019 / Revised: 22 February 2019 / Accepted: 25 February 2019 / Published: 5 March 2019
This work presents the main behaviors shown in the habits of consumers of domestic refrigerators, which influences the energy consumption of this appliance. This study is based on a series of surveys answered by 200 consumers from four cities in the State of Guanajuato, Mexico. The questions were arranged with the aim of evaluating the general characteristics and usage habits such as refrigerator age, door opening frequency, damper position, load of food supplies, external and internal cleaning habits, and nearby heat sources, among other things. The randomly interviewed consumers were individuals between 20 and 60 years of age, who were interviewed using handmade surveys by experts in the field of refrigeration. In some cases, photographic evidence was gathered from the consumers’ refrigerators to represent the typical usage habits. In general, the results show that better usage habits are necessary from an energy point of view. Most consumers agree with adopting best practices for using their refrigerator. View Full-Text
Keywords: domestic refrigerator; consumer habits; energy consumption; good practices; surveys domestic refrigerator; consumer habits; energy consumption; good practices; surveys
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Belman-Flores, J.M.; Pardo-Cely, D.; Elizalde-Blancas, F.; Gallegos-Muñoz, A.; Pérez-García, V.; Gómez-Martínez, M.A. Perspectives on Consumer Habits with Domestic Refrigerators and Its Consequences for Energy Consumption: Case of Study in Guanajuato, Mexico. Energies 2019, 12, 860.

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