This is what the energy efficiency classes for freezers mean

The purchase decision for a freezer is not only dependent on the price. The device should consume little power, so that the follow-up costs remain manageable. A decision support is the energy efficiency classes. They are constantly adapted to new standards.

Energy efficiency classes for deep freezers

For freezers, the energy efficiency classes have recently been divided into grades from A +++ to G. For the individual classes, the values ​​for electricity consumption per year, the volume of the freezer and its operating volume are decisive.

Validity of energy efficiency classes

  • from 1994 to 2003: classes A to G
  • from 2003 to 2010: classes A ++ to G
  • from 2010 to today: A +++ to G
  • from 2020: A to G

Letters and colors of each class

The so-called energy labels for appliances in the household contain a letter that is to indicate the energy consumption. Letter A stands for the lowest consumption. The higher the consumption, the further the letter in the alphabet. For the energy label, the highest energy consumption is the letter G. For simplicity, the letters on the label are identified by different colors. The A has the color dark green. Red was assigned to the G The remaining energy classes with their letters have intermediate color gradations.

Fictitious comparison devices

The devices can only be compared within their own product category. This way, freezers can not be compared to washing machines. Therefore a reference device had to be determined for a comparison in the own product family. It is a fictional device with the average values ​​from all technical data. It then compares all devices from the same category. The evaluation of the individual comparative values ​​then results in the classification into a certain energy efficiency class. The label will be awarded accordingly.

Tips & Tricks

Before purchasing, do not just consider the energy label. There are differences between devices that all carry a specific label. Repair susceptibility and durability learn about test results on the Internet. Ecological aspects of manufacturing can also influence the purchasing decision.

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