Ghana Energy Commission lists Samsung fridges, freezers as energy-efficient

Samsung2Technology giant Samsung dominated Ghana Energy Commission’s recently-released a list of energy-efficient refrigerators and freezers on the Ghanaian market.

The company said based on energy efficiency index obtained from test reports, 12 of its fridges and freezers were listed in five separate categories.

In the 151 – 200 litres category, the Samsung RA21PTIH and Samsung RL21FC models were rated as 3-star with an annual energy consumption cost of GH₵230 and GH₵270 respectively.

With annual consumption of GH₵208 and GH₵234 respectively, The Samsung RT26FARWD and Samsung RT28FARED refrigerators were rated 4-star, while the Samsung RL23FC was rated 3-star with an annual consumption of GH₵252 in the 201 – 250 litres category.

In the 251 – 350 litres category, four Samsung products were listed. The RT40FAREDSA, RT34FAREDSA and RB34FERCDSA with annual consumption of GH₵243, 251 and 272 were rated 4-star, while the Samsung RB39FERCDSA was rated 3-star with an annual consumption of GH₵280.

According to the company, the Samsung RT5562 and RT49FAAEDSA refrigerators also scored 4-star, with annual consumptions of GH₵338 and 271 respectively.

Samsung was also present in the Freezer category; the Samsung RZ90E, with an annual consumption of GH₵447.

The ratings were based on the electricity consumption of each product, based on its volume, compressor technology, usage and refrigerant used.

The company said typical refrigerators could consume as much as GH₵ 40 monthly.

Mr Vishwas Saxena, Director of Consumer Electronics at Samsung Electronics West Africa (SEWA), said: “In an era of inconsistent power supply, energy conservation is very crucial. This calls for energy-efficient appliance and Samsung offers our consumers just that, as our refrigerators are designed to have power-saving features, which makes them consume less power than usual.”

Mr Saxena added that the unique DURACOOL technology of Samsung refrigerators enables them to maintain the temperature from 18oC to 0oC for up to 12 hours after a power cut.

The refrigerators also come with digital inverter compressors that intelligently vary their power and running speed, as per the immediate cooling requirement of the compressor, thereby significantly reducing energy consumption.

Source: GNA

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