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Modern fridges are approximately 70% more energy efficient than those created two decades ago thanks to the incorporation of modern manufacturing techniques and new technology. Today, energy saving refrigerators are compliant to how many ‘Stars’ they are graded.

For those of you who aren’t sure, Energy Star compliance means that the refrigerator has been assessed independently by an international body for energy efficiency. This is in regards to the energy consumption as well as the greenhouse emission of the model.

So, a five-star ranking means that the model is of the highest energy efficiency whereas a one-star ranking means it’s not very energy efficient. Of course, that just means a five-star fridge saves you the most money in electric bills and is better for the environment.

We’ve compiled this list of the best energy-saving refrigerators for your convenience!

1. ELBA Italy ERG3529 (SV) 350L Fridge

Best energy saving double door refrigerator

Price from RM1,259.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM1,259.00

The ERG3529 from ELBA is a 5 star rated refrigerator with adequate capacity of 350 litres and is well suited for medium to medium large households. Its high efficient compressor and various features in each compartment makes this fridge a good buy if you’re on the hunt for a medium sized option.

2. Electrolux 2 Door Refrigerator ETB2102MG

Best affordable fridge

Price from RM839.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM1,099.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM839.00

This two-door refrigerator by Electrolux is budget-friendly and is designed for small apartments with a tight kitchen space. You can even use it in your office or communal purpose at your society hall. It’s built with the Deo-Fresh System to eliminate odour, keeping your produces and meats fresh for a long period of time. Additionally, there’s also an integrated door alarm that will alert you if left the fridge open for a long time.

3. HITACHI RH275P7M PBK 253L Inverter 2 Door Fridge

Best energy saving inverter refrigerator

Price from RM1,199.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM1,199.00

Another great 5-star fridge, the Hitachi RH275P7M is made with a capacity of 253 litre. What makes this option go even further than many other is its inclusion of an inverter compressor technology which ensures quiet and energy saving operations.

More: Give Your Kitchen an Upgrade with these Top 10 Refrigerators

4. Samsung 566L RS54N3003SL/ME Digital Inverter Refrigerator

Best energy saving side by side refrigerator

Price from RM2,899.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM2,899.00

Samsung’s RS54N3003SL is one of the better side by side refrigerator that has a capacity of 566 litres for both freezer and fridge. It is 5 star rated and features a digital inverter compressor technology for maximum energy efficient operation. Other features include frost-free freezing, multi flow air blower and even a wine rack for those wine aficionados.

5. LG 333L Inverter Compressor Refrigerator GNC372SQCN

Best medium size refrigerator

Price from RM1,499.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM1,499.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,649.00

The LG Korea Inverter Compressor Refrigerator is suitable for homes with a tight space. It also comes with a linear cooling system and a moist-guard crisper to ensure your vegetables and fruits remain fresh with 50% less chance of temperature fluctuation. Enjoy even temperature and fast cooling with optimum moisture level.

6. Midea MS196 Single Door Fridge

Best small energy saving refrigerator

Price from RM483.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM483.00

At 151 litres, the Midea MS196 is just right if you are staying in a small apartment or have a small family. This 5 star rated refrigerator incorporates a low noise design for silent operation. The fridge also comes with a freezer that’s encased behind a single door design and is the correct size to be both practical and unobtrusive at the same time.  

7. HAIER 240 LITER HRF-238H Refrigerator

Best budget energy saving refrigerator

Price from RM895.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM895.00

Haier is well known for producing high quality products at reasonable prices. Their HRF-238H fridge is also no exception, featuring a medium 240L capacity which holds a 5 star rating. It also comes with Haier’s own thermocool technology for super efficient operation. Priced just under a grand, you can’t go wrong with this model.

8. LG GC-M247SLUV 687L Inverter Side By Side Fridge

Best big energy saving refrigerator

Price from RM4,699.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM4,699.00

If you have a big family or are somehow stockpiling food for an apocalypse, then consider the LG-M247SLUV. This model is a side by side unit with a freezer and refrigerator combined for a whopping total of 687 litres of storage space.

The M247SLUV is a 5 Star fridge which means it is super efficient regardless of its mega capacity. And it’s all due to the incorporation of linear inverter compressor technology which makes it super efficient and quiet.

9. Hitachi G638L Inverter French Standard Series Fridge R-W750FPMX

Best fridge with water dispenser

Price from RM6,829.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM6,829.00

Hitachi Big French Standard Series is made with a large capacity of 540 litres that’s suitable for a big family. It’s equipped with a dual-fan cooling inverter and an eco-thermal sensor to regulate the core temperature. The best feature of this Hitachi series is the water dispenser located at the front door of the refrigerator.

10. C15 15L AC/DC Portable Refrigerator

Best energy saving portable refrigerator

Price from RM787.78

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM787.78

Unlike home units, due to their nature, portable refrigerators were designed with energy efficiency in mind. Most portable units use thermoelectric cooling and can usually only cool between 5-10 degrees.

This C15 mini fridge is different; it has a fully functional compressor with a 15 litre capacity that can work on both DC 12V/24V current and AC 110V/240V currents. The fridge can rapidly cool up to -20 degrees Celsius and is extremely energy efficient with a 5 star rating.

More: Here’s How You Can Prolong Food and Drinks in Your Refrigerator

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