Fridges and freezers (domestic)

Domestic fridges and freezers must comply with minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) and display the energy rating label.

The MEPS and labelling requirements are currently under review and a number of changes are proposed, including aligning New Zealand and Australian MEPS with US levels and moving to an international test method.

Consultation recently occurred on the proposed changes. As a next step, submissions will be assessed and final recommendations developed. A Working Group has been established with industry representatives to work through key technical and implementation issues.

More information on this proposal and the consultation that occurred is available on the Energy Rating website.

Consultation RIS - Household refrigerators and freezers - Energy Rating Website

Domestic refrigeration - Energy Rating website

To make an enquiry or be kept up to date on the progress of this proposal, contact regs@eeca.govt.nz.