How much power do fridges and freezers use?
Obviously all devices are different, so the actual amount of power your appliance uses will depend on a number of factors, such as:
- The energy rating of your fridge
Fridges and freezers are rated according to their energy efficiency through an ‘EU energy label’ grading. This ranking system scores appliances from A++ for the very best fridge or freezer, right through to G for the worst. The rating is calculated by looking at the amount of energy used per litre or cubic foot of space, thereby allowing large and small appliances to be compared.
- How well you use and maintain your fridge/freezer
As we’ll see later, how you use your appliance will have a bearing on how much energy it uses. We’ve put together some top tips to help you maximise the energy efficiency of your appliances.