Are You Looking For An Efficient Fridge-Freezer With A Top Freezing Unit?

Many people have a vertical fridge-freezer. The majority of models have the freezer part on the bottom but about a quarter of the models on the market have the freezer on the top. Below you can see some data on the energy efficiency and annual running costs as reviewed by EECA, the NZ government’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.

Top Energy Efficient Brands

All of these have a 4-star energy-efficiency rating. LG has two of the top nine models and Midea has five of them.

SAMSUNG SR519LSTC

Samsung fridge freezer top

Samsung fridge freezer top

Annual running cost$ 90
Annual energy consumption kWh 360
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 155
Total fridge volume L 370
Total volume L 525

LG GT-442BPLE
Annual running cost$ 84
Annual energy consumption kWh 334
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 136
Total fridge volume L 306
Total volume L 442

 

MIDEA JHTMF535WH
Annual running cost$ 83
Annual energy consumption kWh 333
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 137
Total fridge volume L 398
Total volume L 535

The Least Energy-Efficient Fridge and Top Freezers

PARMCO FR-88W-UBF
Annual running cost$ 66
Annual energy consumption kWh 263
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 27
Total fridge volume L 61
Total volume L 88

FISHER & PAYKEL E169TR
Annual running cost$ 87
Annual energy consumption kWh 347
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 57
Total fridge volume L 115
Total volume L 172

DAEWOO FGT-24WNH
Annual running cost$ 97
Annual energy consumption kWh 388
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 81
Total fridge volume L 181
Total volume L 262

Best Annual Running Cost Fridge-Freezers With Top Freezer

Midea fridge-freezer top unit

Midea fridge-freezer top unit

MIDEA JHTMF274WH
Annual running cost$ 64
Annual energy consumption kWh 257
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 68
Total fridge volume L 206
Total volume L 274

PARMCO FR-88W-UBF
Annual running cost$ 66
Annual energy consumption kWh 263
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 27
Total fridge volume L 61
Total volume L 88

WESTINGHOUSE WTB2300W
Annual running cost$ 69
Annual energy consumption kWh 275
Configuration Fridge/Freezer – top freezer
Total freezer volume L 76
Total fridge volume L 154
Total volume L 230

The Parmco model, while having a low annual-running cost was also one of the least efficient units. The low running costs is probably due to the fact that it is a small unit.

Midea had the top two models and Westinghouse made a rare appearance in the energy-efficiency reviews.

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