Climatic class of the refrigerator: what is it and which is better?

Many were faced with such a parameter as the climatic class of the refrigerator. It regulates the temperature conditions of operation of the device. Failure to comply with the requirements stipulated by this parameter leads to poor quality of the device, as well as its breakdown.


  1. Climatic classes of the refrigerator
  2. Models with double marking: climatic classes of the refrigerator SN, ST and others

Climatic classes of the refrigerator

Currently, there are 4 main classes of devices (international marking). Among them:

  • Climatic class of the refrigerator N. A universal view for use in temperate climates, without prolonged heat or cooling. Operating temperature range of devices: + 16 ° С.. + 32 ° С. The advantage of this type can be considered a low level of energy consumption. Models are suitable for use in residential buildings. But they are not suitable for operation in regions where the air temperature exceeds + 32 ° C (if the air conditioner does not work in the room).

Refers to the most affordable price segment.

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LG is one of the best manufacturers of devices in this line. Indesit also makes good and affordable models. Nevertheless, NORD NRB 120 030 stood out in the segment.

1. Climatic class of the refrigerator N
  • Climatic class of the refrigerator SN. Products of this type can be installed in unheated rooms, as well as basements. Suitable for industrial use. Temperature range for optimal operation of such products: + 10 ° С.. + 32 ° С.

Here, Liebherr, Bosch (the best representatives are KIM 30471 SN, as well as KIF 20441 SN and KTL 15420 SN), Samsung, are considered the leaders in production.

2. Climatic class of the refrigerator SN
  • Climatic class of the refrigerator ST. We use at high humidity, high temperatures. Representatives of this species are tolerant to temperature fluctuations. The only negative of this class is that they cannot be used at low temperatures. The use of such products in our latitudes is possible only with good heating of the room (from 35 ° C).

In this segment, the best models are represented by Samsung, Electrolux or Miele. Good products from this group: Sharp SJ PV 50 HG or SJ PV 50 HW.

3. Climatic class of the refrigerator ST
  • Climatic class of the refrigerator T. Fully adapted for use in dry and hot climates. Operating temperature range of such devices: + 18 ° С.. + 38 ° С. They have increased thermal insulation, which is why in the purchase it is more expensive than other classes of products. Strongly unsuitable for use in high humidity.

In the CIS, the use of class T refrigerators is extremely disadvantageous and impractical.

The best models of this type are released by Samsung and Whirlpool, as well as some other companies. Particularly popular samples: Panasonic NR-B 591 BR-C4, also Whirlpool ARC 4208 IX.

4. Climatic class of the refrigerator T

Throughout Russia, models belonging to the N, SN, or ST classes can be successfully used. However, consumers looking for more functional options can pay attention to double-labeled refrigerators.

Models with double marking: climatic classes of the refrigerator SN, ST and others

Not all refrigerator designs are labeled with just one letter. Often, a user choosing a technique for himself meets SN-ST, SN-N-ST marks on it. Products with this designation are refrigerators with a double climatic discharge. However, they are not universal devices. In fact, such products are simply equipped with an additional insulating layer. But they are produced by almost all modern manufacturers. The most versatile are WBC 3534 A + NFCX, WTC 3746 A + NFCX from Whirlpool, as well as INDESIT NBS 18 and INDESIT BIAA (SN-ST class). They operate in the temperature range + 16 ° С.. + 43 ° С degrees.

In work, they often use a larger amount of electricity, often form an increased amount of condensate. In addition, such models cost their owners an order of magnitude more expensive than those that are issued with conventional markings.

Domestic units, which are also suitable for operation in our climatic conditions, have a different marking - UHL (moderately cold) or O (general climatic). They work well at low temperatures, can be installed even in poorly heated rooms and the power consumption is also low.

Refrigerator video ATLANT XM6025

Among the devices optimal for the Russian climate, the Atlant company samples are worthy of attention. They are convenient to use, inexpensive and very practical. You can learn more about one of them from this material:

The video describes the main strengths of this product, as well as accurately indicates the technical parameters of the selected model.

Today, the industry offers customers many versions of devices with different markings for the climate class. It is on it that it is worth paying attention in the first place, choosing a model clearly for your operating conditions. This approach will ensure high efficiency of the device and its long life.

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