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Energy Efficiency Ratings for Fridges & Freezers

Energy Efficiency Ratings for Fridges & Freezers

As an appliance that’s always left on, energy efficiency is an essential factor to consider when selecting a fridge/freezer. Many factors play into their energy efficiency rating, including how they work, how we use them, and the surrounding environment – including the room’s temperature.

Whilst the standard formula is used to work out their overall energy rating, there are things you can do to make fridge freezers more energy efficient.

  • Avoid overloading the fridge with products
  • Don’t leave the door open for extended periods
  • Stay on top of de-icing the freezer
  • Maintain the fridge door seals

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Why has the energy label changed?

With 'A' being associated with a good rating by consumers, the addition of A+, A++ and A+++ ratings made the old system less transparent as products moved up the scale due to improvement in product efficiency. The revised A-G system has reset the scale, making it easier to understand, as well as incentivising manufacturers to product even more efficient products.

What has changed on the new label?

The scale is now between A-G, with no extensions to A+ classes anymore. The label will also feature the Union flag as opposed to the EU version post-Brexit. Some new icons have been added, and older ones adapted, to provide a more transparent insight into the products.

Which product categories are changing?

Lighting, Fridges/Freezers, Washing Machines, Washer-Dryers, Dishwashers and Wine Storage are now on the new rating system. Changes to further product categories will occur in 2026, this will include Tumble Dryers, Range Cookers and Hoods.

What do we mean by energy efficient?

If an appliance is deemed energy efficient, it operates effectively using less energy. An energy-efficient appliance saves you money and helps you live sustainably. The formula to calculate energy efficiency considers how much power an appliance uses and produces. This means we look for the product that uses the least energy to provide the right amount of power.

How do energy ratings affect your appliances?

As your appliances are fit for different purposes, their energy efficiency is assessed differently.