The energy consumption of refrigerator

Before taking 28 September 2010 position number 1061 on labeling of energy class washing machines, the European Commission was closely involved in the refrigerators. We believe that in fact the process was parallel. Simply put, professionals narrow profile may not know what's going on in the neighboring sector. However, and oversaw all action likely one team, exercising General supervision. This should at least ensure that the marking was done in the same style. There should be differences in the light of that, what kind of appliances before us. The power consumption of the refrigerator briefly and clearly describes the sticker, and about this we will talk. On the territory of each state has its own standards, so the stickers can be slightly different, and what the law is regulating, usually indicated in small print at the very bottom, under the technical characteristics and descriptive icons.

European standards on the energy class of refrigerators

the standards Commission gathered in response to Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament, dated may 19, 2010, stating that it is time to revise the old style labeling approved in position 94/2/EC. Judges urged to bring the law into line with the increased capabilities of home appliances. In particular, this concerned and power-saving refrigerators. When the paper was accepted for the first time, the upper class was considered, but eventually the introduction of inverter motors and better insulators demanded a kind of new grades, which would take into account the changes.

As you know, the EU is literally obsessed with energy-saving technologies. Therefore, in the law on the labeling of the energy class of refrigerators, we see nothing like the manufacturers to demonstrate the quality of their instruments to the buyer. It's one thing when all devices gradius as Well, but quite another when this is added to the mnemonic and a few pluses "+", each of which means the next step in energy saving. So will justify the higher price the best devices, and the buyer should see with their eyes, rather than digging into the numbers. That is why sticker for marking class energy consumption of refrigerators made this clear.

as a result of all these events over the 10 years to 2020, inclusive, the European Union plans to save about 6 billion kW * h of energy per year. Where to apply this energy, they can find. Russian prices, the financial result will be about 20 billion rubles. Not so bad, it turns out that if you consume the fridge a bit. Enough for an average pension of about 3 million people. Interestingly, the standard also applies to:

  • wine cabinets;
  • absorption refrigerators.

This is contrary to the policy in washing machines, where the drying units are positioned as something separate. However, at the same time, this approach makes sense. It is known that the washing machine can only dry half a load or a little more. In this context, it will be impossible to identify a single factor, because it depends on the weight of the linen directly. In the case of refrigerators, apparently, the method of obtaining the frost recedes into the background, and in the first place are the displacement and temperature.

Note that although absorption refrigerators almost noiseless, they consume relatively much energy.

Because the standard uniform for all the equipment, then the label must specify the parameters of the noise. To the buyer saw that pays the money, and why the energy class of the refrigerator slightly worse compression models. In addition, the standard sets out the requirements for microfiche and technical documents. This need for a unified system of providing information to buyers about the energy class of the refrigerator and its other characteristics. All items must be made in the same style. This means that the sticker class energy consumption of the refrigerator is not too different from the washing machine, for example.

the Standard 1060, adopted in September 2010, applies to equipment with the volume of the working chamber 10 to 1500 liters, which are fed from the mains or batteries. This does not include:

  1. Group of refrigerators on the adapters AC or DC.
  2. Refrigerators, which consume gas, diesel or any other type of energy, not electricity. There is nothing to be surprised today everyone knows that the adsorption refrigerator can work with wood, only if the device is enabled.
  3. self-made refrigerators.
  4. freestanding ice makers and dispensers.

otherwise, this includes all home appliances. Medical freezers and refrigerators are also covered by the standard. Since November 2011 the old Directive 94/2/EC has lost power, look what we found in the new. 

table of Contents standard on labeling of energy class refrigerators

First of all, every manufacturer should know that he is obliged to do the following things:

  1. to Provide their refrigerators sticker marked on the energy class of the device.
  2. On the back wall to place the microfiche with the technical data of the device.
  3. On request to members of the Commission should be package specific documentation of the refrigerator.
  4. Any promotional materials must contain a class of power consumption of the refrigerator.

the Sample information and the list of characteristics given in the annexes to the standard. It is in Europe, and the text of our standards to get quite difficult. But we believe that in light of the desire to integrate the difference should not be too weighty. Dealers are required to place a sticker on the door or the top face of the refrigerator.

Itself sticker clear. As usual, it is surrounded by cyanide frame with rounded corners. At the top is the traditional logo of the European Union: a blue circle with small yellow stars on the perimeter. A little to the right lined inscription Energ with different endings – for each of his people. So emphasizes the unity of all European languages, and it is in order to bring the population of different countries. Under this beauty in one line followed by the name of the manufacturer and the brand of the refrigerator.

Finally, below you can see the standard scale class energy consumption of refrigerators, which extends from the lower D to the highest A+++. As we will see later, is taken as the standard  class D, but the same cannot be said about other types of home appliances such as washing machines. The scale is built from the horizontal stripes of different colors, located one above the other. They are all aligned on the left edge, and each, starting from the bottom, a little shorter than the other. Right – arrow-shaped end. Color red to begin with D and end with a bright green to A+++. Here are their designations in four phototype CMYK, starting from the top and then in order:

  1. X-00-X-00.
  2. 70-00-X-00.
  3. 30-00-X-00.
  4. 00-00-X-00.
  5. 00-30-X-00.
  6. 00-70-X-00.
  7. 00-X-X-00.

Numbers are given in percentage in the order of cyan, Magenta, yellow, black, and the letter X indicates 100%. The upper class is also called first, and the others are called ordinal numbers from second to seventh. The height of each strip is 7 mm and the vertical distance between them is 0.75 mm Across, on the right side of the sticker is a thick black line (14 mm), aimed towards. Beside it is written, in fact, a class of power consumption of the refrigerator. And looking at the scale on the left side of the sticker, the buyer can immediately tell how good the product buys.