Before the adoption of 28 September 2010 under the provisions of No. 1061 on the labeling of class power consumption of washing machines, the European Commission is closely involved in refrigerators. We believe that the process ran parallel. Professionals narrow profile can not know what's going on in the neighboring sector. Directs the actions of one team, exercises general control that the marking was carried out in the same style. Without differences in purpose appliances. power consumption fridge briefly and clearly describes the sticker, talk about labeling. In the territory of each State to its own standards, labels have the right to vary slightly and which became law regulating, stated in small print at the bottom, under the specifications and descriptive icons.
European standards for energy class refrigerators
Standards Commission met in response to the directive 2010/30 / EU of the European Parliament dated 19 May 2010, which stated that the need to revise the old style labeling approved position 94/2 / EC. Jurors called to bring the law into line with the increased capabilities of home appliances. The foregoing also applied to the power-saving refrigerator. When the paper was accepted for the first time, he was considered the highest class A. Gradually, the introduction of inverter motors and perfect heat insulator demanded new graduation, taking into account the changes.
As you know, the European Union is obsessed with energy-saving technologies. The law on the energy labeling of refrigerators class is seen an opportunity for manufacturers to flaunt as its own instrument to the buyer. Happens, tools like cooling towers A, sometimes to the mnemonics added a number of advantages, "+" means every new step in energy conservation. So justified the high price of the best equipment and the customer is invited to see the difference with their own eyes, without delving into the numbers. Sticker for labeling energy consumption class refrigerators is made very clear.
As a result of these activities over 10 years from 2020 inclusive, the EU plans to save 6 billion. kWh of energy annually. Where to use the energy found. According to Russian rates the financial result will be 20 billion. rubles. Well, it turns out, if you consume a little fridge. Enough for Retirement mediocre 3 million. retirees. Curiously, the standard applies to:
- wine coolers;
- absorption refrigerators.
This is contrary to the policy of washing machines, where the drying units are positioned as something separate. At the same time the approach is meaningful. It is known that the washing machine is able to dry the half-load or a little more. In this context, it is impossible to identify a single factor that depends on the weight of the laundry directly. In the case of refrigerators, apparently, a method of producing a frost goes by the wayside, in the first place are the displacement and temperature.
Please note, although absorption refrigerators almost noiseless, consume a relatively large amount of energy.
The standard is the same for all equipment on the label shall include the noise parameters. That the buyer saw what pays the money, why the energy rating of the refrigerator slightly worse compression models. In addition, the standard establishes a set of requirements for microfiche and technical statement. The latter is required for a single system to provide information to customers about the refrigerator energy class and other characteristics. The elements are maintained in the same style. Sticker refrigerator energy class is not too different from the washing machine, for example.
Standard 1060, adopted in September 2010, applied to the technique of the volume of the working chamber 10 - 1500 liters, which are fed from the mains or batteries. It does not include:
- refrigerators Group on the AC adapter or DC power.
- Refrigerators consuming gas, diesel fuel or other type of energy without electricity. Adsorption refrigerator capable of working with wood and if only device allowed.
- Homemade refrigerators.
- Freestanding ice makers and dispensers.
For the rest, this includes all household appliances. Medical freezers and refrigerators are subject to the standard. Since November 2011 the old Directive 94/2 / EC is no longer valid, see what is contained in the new.
The content of the standard on the labeling of energy consumption class refrigerators
The manufacturer must:
- Implementing refrigerators sticker marked on the device power class.
- The rear wall placed microfiche technical device data.
- On request, the European Commission issued a package to members of a specific documentation on the refrigerator.
- All advertising materials contain the energy rating of the refrigerator.
Samples information and the list of characteristics given in the standard applications. Dealers are required to put a sticker on the door or the top face of the refrigerator.
The sticker is extremely clear. As usual, surrounded by a cyan frame with rounded corners. In the upper part of the European Union is a traditional logo: a blue circle with a small yellow stars on the perimeter. Slightly to the right lined Energ inscription with different endings - own for every nation. So emphasizes the unity of the European languages. Further, the line followed by the manufacturer name and brand of appliance.
Finally, we see below standard scale refrigerators power classes, extends from the lowest to the highest D A +++. As the standard class D is taken, but such is not the case of other types of household appliances, such as washing machines. The scale is built from horizontal stripes of different colors, arranged one above the other. All are aligned to the left, each starting from the bottom, a little shorter than the previous. Right - arrow-shaped end. The colors from red to begin and end D to A bright green +++. The symbols in four-phototype CMYK, from above and below, in order:
Numbers are given as a percentage in the order of cyan, magenta, yellow, black. Moreover, the letter X represents 100%. The upper class is called first, and the rest are referred to as serial numbers from the second to the seventh. The height of the strips is 7 mm at a vertical distance therebetween 0.75 mm. In contrast, in the right side of the sticker, it is a thick black bar (14 mm) directed towards. Near it is written, in fact, energy rating of the refrigerator. Looking at the scale of the left side of the sticker, the buyer is able to immediately determine how economical product purchases.
According to the old classification was grading from A to the G, read on Wikipedia, if you're interested. Under the new energy rating of the refrigerator as cooling towers (from July 1, 2014):
- A +++ EEI <22.
- A ++ 22 ≤ EEI <33.
- A + 33 ≤ EEI <42.
- A 42 ≤ EEI <55.
- In 55 ≤ EEI <75.
- C 75 ≤ EEI <95.
- D 95 ≤ EEI <110.
- E 110 ≤ EEI <125.
- F 125 ≤ EEI <150.
- G EEI ≥ 150.
The last three classes were not even on the sticker.
They look ridiculous. It's probably homemade designs. The list above gives the values EEI coefficient is, as the ratio of the specific energy consumption of the refrigerator to the standard (referring to a class D). Since July 1, class A refrigerator has become more economical by 2 points. To search for a reference offer value lower coefficient (which shared use):
SAEC = Veq × M + N + CH,
where the first term is equal to the sum of the refrigerator container,
CH - the coefficient equal to 50 for refrigerator compartment is higher than 15 liters,
M and N are selected from the table, the reduced directly in the standard. We simply copied, readers will see in the picture above. The table shows that it is necessary to know the category to calculate the energy consumption of the refrigerator class. The Russian homes are mostly 6-7. It can be seen that the rates for these categories are. Consider electricity consumption refrigerator health as kilowatts per year, he will spend!
Note that the class is considered the gateway to which a certain value range falls. However, the exact boundaries are not given in the passport. Count them yourself, it will be clear to which edge closer refrigerator. This will help explain what to pay money when outwardly similar characteristics.