Not all people know of the climate classification of refrigerators. Today, there are tropical, sub tropical and normal refrigerators. Let’s you and I find what exactly is the difference.
The climate classification of this appliance has been initiated by a European Union. This is in hopes of reducing energy consumption for refrigerators. This has been passed September 3rd of 1999. In this mandate, they have banned the production of refrigerators that use more than 280 kilowatt hours per year.
The T-Rated(Tropical) refrigerators are purported to run a bit colder than the normal ones. That means the sub tropical ones come close when it comes to coldness. It has been said that these fridges are commonly manufactured in countries like Germany, Australia, Sweden, the UK, France, Finland, Italy and Holland. There is a lot of confusion as to whether or not a refrigerator is T-rated. However, have it known that this is probably widely available in the market.
You can take a look at your refrigerator’s compliance plate. If it has a label there that says it is a climate class and then there is T sign on it, then this is automatically a tropical rated machine. This is a type of refrigerator that will work better in tropical areas since the climate is hotter.
Normal refrigerators can be used by those people living in colder countries which are why most of these do not come in a climate classification rating. The Sub normal rate fridges have been deemed the best type of fridge for those living in European countries.
The classification will depend on which country they will sell it. Naturally, you will not sell SN fridge to Australia because they have a different climate there. But the confusing part is, there are SN fridges sold to warmer countries.
To put it simply, when you buy a refrigerator, make sure you know which climate classification you are buying. This will help the machine adjust better to the climate you have in your country.
People living in tropical countries should purchase those T-rated ones. This will also help prolong the life of your refrigerator.
Unfortunately, not all are labelled with a climate classification so you cannot really tell which ones are better. Also, it is difficult to find some decent information as to which brands have followed classifications when it comes to climate. Truly, finding a good refrigerator can get be a bit more complicated.