10.1 - REFRIGERATOR
  Number of households by size of household
Two members Three members Four or more members Not stated
Households with a refrigerator
One 2,871,474 A 1,228,588 A 1,538,376 A 571,055 M
Two 1,339,161 A 763,133 A 1,387,416 A 217,057 M
Three or more 98,139 M U 90,252 M U
No
Don't know
Not stated 111,869 M U U U
Age of the main refrigerator
5 years or less 1,663,415 A 900,115 A 1,218,813 A 332,643 M
6 to 10 years 1,341,663 A 649,691 A 1,046,454 A 197,303 M
11 to 15 years 674,833 A 219,844 A 485,730 M U
16 to 20 years 298,359 A 128,828 M 118,654 M U
21 to 25 years 77,051 M U U U
26 years or more 50,614 M U U U
Don't know 290,070 A 101,320 M 122,046 M U
Not stated U U U U
Household with an ENERGY STAR® main refrigerator
Yes 2,133,168 A 1,183,032 A 1,664,619 A 440,039 M
No 948,570 A 365,069 A 592,438 A U
Don't know 816,173 A 327,438 A 560,543 A 165,169 M
Not stated 522,732 A 196,627 A 246,688 A U
Age of the secondary refrigerator
5 years or less 393,133 A 225,564 A 482,576 M U
6 to 10 years 363,745 A 173,470 A 393,411 A U
11 to 15 years 320,133 A 191,339 M 271,185 A U
16 to 20 years 133,438 A 68,121 M 141,684 M U
21 to 25 years 113,766 M U 83,546 M U
26 years or more 129,053 M U U U
Don't know 45,987 M U U U
Not stated 49,914 M U U U
Household with an ENERGY STAR® secondary refrigerator
Yes 452,017 A 277,319 A 542,599 A U
No 589,025 A 308,809 A 567,426 A U
Don't know 247,891 A 127,936 M 243,765 A U
Not stated 260,237 A 129,516 M 172,122 M U
What was done with the previous refrigerator when it was replaced with the current one?
No old refrigerator - current one is original/first 1,247,216 A 614,681 A 1,056,282 A 248,200 M
Disposed of refrigerator 1,274,277 A 686,410 A 740,186 A 187,660 M
Kept it at home and plugged in all year 231,200 A 131,353 M 254,688 A U
Kept it at home/plugged it in when needed 63,824 M U U U
Resold 403,510 A 189,654 A 280,673 A U
Other 687,113 A 242,880 A 401,480 A U
Don't know 313,774 A 145,646 M 160,385 M U
Not stated 199,730 A U 137,360 M U

Note:

Due to rounding, the numbers may not add up and may differ slightly among tables.

Legend:

The letter beside each estimate classifies its quality as follows: A–Acceptable, M–Use with caution, U–Too unreliable to be published.

Source:

2011 Survey of Household Energy Use