Refrigerator types

Refrigerator models are grouped into 15 types (though they are numbered from 1 to 20) for the purposes of comparing energy consumption under the EnerGuide labelling initiative, as outlined in Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations.

Refrigeration units fall into four main groups:

  • models without automatic defrost—standard-size refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers
  • models with automatic defrost—standard-size refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers
  • compact models—refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers with total refrigerated volumes of less than 219.5 L (7.74 cu. ft.) and overall heights of less than 91.4 cm (36 in.)
  • wine chillers

EnerGuide label refrigerator types