Polar makes its fridges more efficient without hiking famed low prices

Polar Refrigeration

Refrigeration brand Polar, which offers some of the lowest priced commercial refrigeration equipment on the market, says new customers are getting the benefit of vastly more efficient units following improvements in the materials it uses.

All components in Polar fridges have been reviewed following the introduction of Minimum Energy Performance Standards earlier this year, with many units now containing hydrocarbon refrigerant and improved insulation, according to the brand.

It claims the majority of its products are now B or C rated, while four of its undercounter models (CD080/610 – refrigerator and CD081/611 freezer) have an A rating, the highest available accreditation.

Despite being able to promise improved running costs as a result of the changes, the company says that prices remain unchanged.

Richard Ebbs, head of brands at Uropa, which distributes Polar in the UK, said the gains had been achieved through the use of eco-friendly and ultra-energy-efficient hydrocarbon refrigerants, along with improved methods of insulation.

“Having made significant changes to many of the components in our products and by using some of the most energy efficient technology throughout the range, we are delighted to be able to offer our customers a full spectrum of energy efficient appliances, including four models which proudly boast the highest A rating,” he said.

“This is a significant achievement for the Polar brand as it now highlights that you don’t need to buy the most expensive brands to get the most energy efficient appliances.  This is especially true as, despite the latest modifications, our prices have remained the same.”

Polar appliances are available from a range of specialist catering equipment dealers, including Nisbets.

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