Energy Star Refrigerators

energy star 3Energy Star refrigerators typically have features such as energy efficient compressors and better insulation than standard refrigerators. Often Energy Star models will have an “energy saver switch” which allows the user to adjust the energy required to operate the refrigerator. The following requirements determined by Natural Resources Canada need to be met for a refrigerator to qualify for the Energy Star label:

  • Standard size refrigerators have be at least 20 percent more efficient than the minimum federal energy performance standard in Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulation to qualify for the Energy Star symbol
  • Compact refrigerators will continue to exceed the minimum Government of Canada energy efficient standards by at least 20 percent

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