Many Homes Have A Vertical Freezer, How Efficient Is Yours?

Lots of households in New Zealand have a stand-alone freezer. Some are chest freezers but most area vertical ones. It takes a lot of energy to keep a freezer doing its job. Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), the NZ government energy information website has measured the energy performance of 64 vertical freezers available on the market in New Zealand.

Below is a summary of some of their key findings. The full research is here https://www.energywise.govt.nz/tools/freezers.

The Best Energy Rating Freezers

SUB-ZERO ICBBI-36F / S / TH / RH

Sub Zero freezer

Sub Zero freezer

Annual running cost$ 118
Annual energy consumption kWh 471
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 706
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 706

The Sub-Zero brand in fact has the top six best energy-rating freezers. Other models in the Top 10 include:-

SAMSUNG SFP346RS
Annual running cost$ 87
Annual energy consumption kWh 346
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 346
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 346

NOUVEAU NFU172
Annual running cost$ 59
Annual energy consumption kWh 237
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 172
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 172

The Top 17 models all have an energy-rating of 3.5 stars.

The Least Efficient Vertical Freezers

FISHER & PAYKEL E308L
Annual running cost$ 140
Annual energy consumption kWh 559
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 304
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 304

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC MF-U160C-W-A
Annual running cost$ 109
Annual energy consumption kWh 436
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 160
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 160

All of the bottom-rated units have an energy-star rating of 1.

Lowest Annual Running Cost Freezers

LIEBHERR UIG1313

Liebherr freezer

Liebherr freezer

Annual running cost$ 42
Annual energy consumption kWh 169
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 96
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 96

This is an under-bench type freezer.

 

 

NOUVEAU NBF92
Annual running cost$ 52
Annual energy consumption kWh 209
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 92
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 92

MIDEA 354093
Annual running cost$ 52
Annual energy consumption kWh 209
Configuration Freezer – vertical
Total freezer volume L 92
Total fridge volume L 0
Total volume L 92

The freezers with the lowest annual running costs are smaller units, less than 100 litres capacity.

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