Energy Efficient Fridges

Energy-efficient fridges are designed to use less energy than standard models, helping you save money on your electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint. They typically achieve this through a combination of features, including:

  • Improved insulation: This helps to keep the cold air inside the fridge, reducing the amount of energy needed to maintain a consistent temperature.
  • More efficient compressors: These are the motors that circulate refrigerant throughout the fridge. Newer models are designed to use less energy.
  • Variable speed fans: These adjust their speed based on the cooling needs of the fridge, further reducing energy consumption.
  • Frost-free technology: This prevents ice buildup, which can make the fridge less efficient.
  • Energy-saving settings: Many energy-efficient fridges have settings that allow you to reduce energy consumption, such as “eco mode” or “vacation mode.”

When shopping for an energy-efficient fridge, look for models with a high energy efficiency rating, such as A+++ or A++. These ratings are based on standardised tests that measure the fridge’s energy consumption. You can also look for the ENERGY STAR label, a certification program for energy-efficient appliances.

Here are some retailers that sell energy-efficient fridges:

In addition to choosing an energy-efficient model, there are other things you can do to reduce the energy consumption of your fridge:

  • Keep it clean and organised: This helps to ensure that air can circulate freely, which helps the fridge to run more efficiently.
  • Don’t overfill it: This can block air vents and make the fridge work harder to maintain a consistent temperature.
  • Defrost it regularly: Ice buildup can make the fridge less efficient.
  • Keep it in a cool place: The fridge will have to work harder to maintain a cool temperature if it’s in a hot environment.