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Upper Hutt Appliance Repairs – Energy Efficient Bottom Freezers

Are You Looking For An Energy-Efficient Fridge With Bottom Freezer?

 

Lots of people have a single fridge-freezer unit in their homes rather than having a separate fridge and freezer. Are they a good idea from energy usage and running cost perspectives? An Upper Hutt appliance repairs service gives you some insights.

 

The New Zealand government energy advice website, eeca.govt.nz has assessed over 200 fridge-freezers to look at their energy consumption and running costs. These are for units with the freezer part on the bottom.

 

Best Energy-Rating Fridge Freezers

The top six models according to EECA are all LG fridge-freezers.

 

LG GB-W450UPLX

Annual running cost$ 75

Annual energy consumption kWh 299

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 155

Total fridge volume L 295

Total volume L 450

 

After the LG models there are three Electrolux including this one:-

ELECTROLUX EBE5367S

Auckland appliance repairsAnnual running cost$ 81

Annual energy consumption kWh 323

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 167

Total fridge volume L 362

Total volume L 529

 

The third-positioned brand was Mitsubishi with the

 

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MR-LX630EM-GSL-A

Annual running cost$ 98

Annual energy consumption kWh 390

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 297

Total fridge volume L 333

Total volume L 630

 

Electrolux and LG both have very good ranges of energy-efficient fridge-freezers. Between them, they hold the top nine positions and each model has a 4.5-star rating. You can see more details here, energy-efficient fridge-freezers, bottom freezer.

 

Least Energy-Efficient Fridge-Freezers

Below are three of the least efficient units.

 

The Fisher and Paykel unit has a 1.5 energy-star rating as does the Gorenje. The Beko model has a 2-star rating.

 

FISHER & PAYKEL E402BRXFDU

Annual running cost$ 151

Annual energy consumption kWh 602

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 123

Total fridge volume L 280

Total volume L 403

 

GORENJE NRKI5181LW

Annual running cost$      116

Annual energy consumption kWh             463

Configuration    Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L   75

Total fridge volume L      203

Total volume L   278

 

BEKO BBM229W

Annual running cost$      103

Annual energy consumption kWh             411

Configuration    Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L   88

Total fridge volume L      141

Total volume L   229

 

Lowest Annual Running Cost Fridge-Freezers (Bottom Freezer)

If you are concerned about the total running costs, you might want to consider these units as they have the lowest annual running costs according to EECA.

 

SUB-ZERO ICBID-30CI

Annual running cost$ 68

Annual energy consumption kWh 273

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 39

Total fridge volume L 58

Total volume L 97

 

This is an integrated unit meaning that it integrates with your counter-top and cupboard. It goes underneath the bench-top.

 

There are then four LG models and an Electrolux including the:-

 

LG GB-310RWL

Annual running cost$ 71

Annual energy consumption kWh 282

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 123

Total fridge volume L 187

Total volume L 310

 

ELECTROLUX EBE4507S

Annual running cost$ 74

Annual energy consumption kWh 297

Configuration Fridge/freezer – bottom freezer

Total freezer volume L 142

Total fridge volume L 311

Total volume L 453

 

LG in fact has ten of the top 12 fridge and bottom freezers measured by annual running cost.

 

Summary

Electrolux and LG brands have good efficiency and low annual running costs so if those are important criteria for you, looking at those two brands might be what you need.

 

For any repairs or servicing, you can find a local Auckland appliance repairs company when you search by town or postcode on this directory website. Upper Hutt Appliance Repairs.