Fridge Freezers

In order to be featured on Top10, fridge freezers must comply with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1060/2010 with regard to energy labelling of household refrigeration appliances, and meet the following criterion:

  • For freestanding fridge-freezers, Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 22 (corresponding to the A+++ label class)
  • For integrated fridge-freezers, Energy Efficiency Index rating of < 33 (corresponding to the A++ label class). Fewer A+++ integrated fridge freezers are available than freestanding models.

Ecodesign minimum rating

The current minimum energy rating of a fridge-freezer that can be placed on the market is the A+ class.

Best available technology

The most efficient fridge-freezers currently on the market achieve the A+++ class.

Glossary

Annual energy consumption: energy consumption per year in kWh, based on manufacturers’ declarations of standard test results for 24 hours.

Climate Class: the climate class indicates the temperature range in which the product is designed to operate. Some appliances are designed to operate across multiple ranges. The definition of each is outlined below.

Climate Class

Temperature range (°C)

SN

10 – 32

N

16 – 32

ST (Sub-Tropical)

18 – 38

T (Tropical)

18 – 43

Construction: free-standing or built-in (integrated).

Energy Efficiency Index: the basis for the determination of the energy efficiency class: the lower the value, the more efficient the refrigerator.

Energy label: the energy efficiency class according to the EU energy label. The classes range from A+++ (most efficient) to D (least efficient). New appliances below an A+ rating are not allowed to enter the market under the terms of the Eco-Design Requirements for Energy-related Products (ErP) Directive.

Noise level: the noise emissions of the product in operation, in dB.

Featured Products

  • Panasonic TX-43E302B
    Panasonic TX-43E302B
    • Energy rating: A++
    • On-mode power: 37
    • Standby power (W): 0.5
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 54
  • Siemens iQ500 KS36VAI41
    Siemens iQ500 KS36VAI41
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 75
    • Energy efficiency index: 11.9883
  • Calex Dimmable LED Filament 4W GLS BC
    Calex Dimmable LED Filament 4W GLS BC
    • Energy rating: A++
    • Equivalent watts: 40W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 4
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 97.5
    • Power (W): 4
  • IKEA LEDARE 4W LED Candle
    IKEA LEDARE 4W LED Candle
    • Energy rating: A+
    • Equivalent watts: 25W
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 3
    • Luminous efficacy (lm/W): 66.7
    • Power (W): 3
  • Liebherr Comfort TP1720
    Liebherr Comfort TP1720
    • Energy rating: A+++
    • Annual energy consumption (kWh/year): 62
    • Energy efficiency index: 21.4091