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Choose your Energy Efficient Fridge

What to Consider when Buying a Fridge?

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When buying a fridge, it’s important to ensure you buy a refrigerator with the best energy efficiency. Studies show your fridge is one of the appliances in your home that uses the most energy. Since it runs 24/7, almost 14% of your month’s power usage can be attributed to your refrigerator. That’s why we outlined several factors to consider when buying an energy-efficient fridge.

Match Your Style and Needs

When buying a refrigerator, you should consider the available space you have before looking at anything else. If you’ve limited space, it doesn’t make sense to consider the wider variety of double-door fridges. Alternatively, if you’re buying for a household of two versus a household of five, the size of your fridge also differs. Buying a big double-door fridge with a water and ice dispenser would seem like an unnecessary waste of energy. Especially if you’re only buying food for two and the fridge is half-empty most of the time.

Another factor to consider is the style of your fridge. Do you have a colour scheme in your kitchen or house? Are most of your other home appliances a specific colour? It’s always nice to have home appliances that match, even if it’s only in colour and not the brand. Also, consider what your grocery list mainly consists of. If you buy lots of vegetables, it’s better to buy a refrigerator with vegetable drawers or flexible storage that allows you to adjust the temperature.

Energy Efficiency

To ensure you don’t spend a fortune on your power bill each month, it’s best to guarantee you buy a power-efficient refrigerator. This can be done not only by considering the size and features of your fridge but also by looking at the Energy Efficiency Rating.

Energy Guide Rating

When it comes to refrigerators, it’s best to buy an ENERGY-STAR certified fridge. These have low power usage, typically more than the average energy-efficient fridge. Otherwise, check to see what the Energy Efficiency Rating (EER) is. The rating will be from A-G, with an A rating being the most efficient. The yellow Energy Guide label will also typically estimate the cost to run the fridge, based on the nation’s usage. It’s important to note that the EER is based on a nationwide study and can slightly differ from the fridge’s actual power usage.

The style of your refrigerator affects energy usage. A top-mount freezer refrigerator is the most energy-efficient then a bottom-mount freezer fridge and side-by-side freezer fridges. Adding an ice dispenser increases energy use. Some fridges even have an energy-saving switch, which means you can adjust their heating coils. By controlling the anti-sweat heaters of your fridge, which means it prevents condensation, you can lower your total energy usage between 5% and 10%.

Get Your ENERGY-STAR Fridge

Shop Zone sells home appliances online and delivers them to your doorstep across New Zealand. We want the best for our customers and ensure you have access to top brands at affordable prices. It’s easy to reduce your power usage by using the right appliances. Considering all the different elements when buying refrigerator means you can get the best fridge for your household needs. Buy your energy-efficient fridge today at Shop Zone.


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