Refrigerators and freezers can be found in almost every household and are responsable for 10 to 20 percent of the entire private power consumption. The EU energy label gives an overviews over the power consumption and efficiency of the appliance. When purchasing a new appliance consumers should try to avoid buying too big appliances. A half-full refrigerator consumes more electricity than a well-filled appliance.
Size: 332 Liter – This appliance would be perfect for big households (>5). Freezing compartment – 88 liter – this appliance would be suitable for a houshold with medium stockpiling.
Running costs per year: Based on UK everage household electricity prize of 0,22Cent per kWh this appliance would costs 32,76 Euro a year (annual consumption of 157 kWh x 0,22 Cent). Over a 10 year life time it will cost 330 Euro.
Efficiency class: A+++ – This appliance is a top class product. A+++, A++ and A+ are allowed to enter the market. A+++ describes the most efficicient product.
Applicable star rating: 4 stars. The more stars the cooler the compartments gets.
Frost-free: No. Usefull, but energy consuming: If frost-freethen the air can circulate in the freezer thus causing the humidity to condense. Heating the condensator regularily the frozen water can flow off. This eliminates manual defrosting. Appliances with the “frost-free” function consume up to 10 to 30 percent more energy energy than similar devices without the automatic defrost function.
Temperature rise time: 35 hours. The power cut safe indicates the number of hours during which foods in the freezer does not suffer in case of an energy take out. At partial loads , the time is shorter.
Freezing capacity: 14kg/24hours. The freezing capacity is the amount of food that can be cooled in 24 hours from 25 ° C to -18 ° C. This should be at least 4.5 kg per 100 liters of freezing capacity.
Noise emissions: 38 db. The lower the specified decibel value for the noise level the quieter the appliances operates. Typical values for refrigerators are between 30 dB (corresponding wind going throu three) and 40 dB (corresponding to the noise of a small stream). Basically, the more a device is isolated , the less it has to be cooles and the less you can hear the humming noice.
Land: EU 10+
Suitable for : big households (>5)
Annual running costs : 32,76 Euro
Compared to other products on the market this is a