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Hoover HVBS 5174
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Hoover HVBS 5174 Fridge Freezer

227L 173L 550mm 1,770mm Dec 2014
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2 Reasons For

Low Running Costs

The efficiency rating of this fridge is A++, and the HVBS 5174 is one of the more economic to run comparable spec fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago that we have looked at for running costs. Based on typical usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the HVBS 5174 will cost £426 over 24 years to run.

Very Low Energy Usage

The lowest energy usage of small total net capacity fridge freezers that are a comparable age to the HVBS 5174 is 0.3kWh/24h and the highest is 43kWh/24h. At only 0.496 kilowatts hour per 24 hours, the HVBS 5174 has a fairly low energy usage compared to most of the other fridges that are a similar age to the HVBS 5174.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Gross Capacity

At only 227 liters, the Hoover HVBS 5174 has a fairly small total gross capacity compared to most of the other fridges of this age and spec. Fridges of a comparable spec and age to the HVBS 5174 have total gross capacitys of between 87L and 400L, and the average total gross capacity is 260L.

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Very Small Freezing Capacity

The HVBS 5174 has one of the smaller freezing capacitys (only 2.5 kilograms per 24 hours) amongst fridges of this age. The freezing capacitys of fridges of a similar spec and age to the HVBS 5174 range from 1.5kg/24h to 20kg/24h, and the average freezing capacity is 5.1kg/24h.

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Does Not Have a Super Cool Function

The HVBS 5174 does not have a super Cool function, although keep in mind that most of the other fridges of a similar spec and age to the HVBS 5174 also do not have a super Cool function.

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Does Not Have a Water Filter

The Hoover HVBS 5174 does not have a water filter, although this is within the context that most of the other fridge freezers that have been around for around the same time as the HVBS 5174 also do not have a water filter.

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Does Not Have an Air Filter

The HVBS 5174 does not have an air filter. Most of the other fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago also do not have an air filter.

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Does Not Have a Water Dispenser

The HVBS 5174 does not have a water dispenser, although this is within the context that most of the other fridges that have been available for more than two years also do not have a water dispenser.

There are a number of alternative fridges which also have a water dispenser that you might also want to consider including the Hotpoint FFLAA 58[plb_2962323_price].

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Does Not Have an Icemaker

The Hoover HVBS 5174 does not have an icemaker, although it is worth noting that most of the other fridges of a similar age and spec to the HVBS 5174 also do not have an icemaker.

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Does Not Feature Ice Crushing

The HVBS 5174 does not feature ice crushing, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other fridges of this age and spec also do not feature ice crushing.

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Does Not Have an AntiBacteria Function

Most fridge freezers of a similar age and type to the HVBS 5174 do not have an AntiBacteria function. The HVBS 5174 is no exception to this as it too does not have an AntiBacteria function.

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Does Not Have a Humidifier Function

The HVBS 5174 does not have a humidifier function, although it is worth noting that most of the other fridges that have been on the market for a similar time to the HVBS 5174 also do not have a humidifier function.

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Quite Low Maximum Operating Temperature

Comparable spec fridges that have been available for a similar time to the HVBS 5174 have maximum operating temperatures of between 5°C and 43°C, and the average maximum operating temperature is 40°C. The HVBS 5174 has a fairly low maximum operating temperature (only 38 degrees celcius) compared to most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been around for a comparable time to the HVBS 5174.

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Quite Loud Noise Level

The noise levels of small total net capacity fridge freezers that came out more than two years ago range from 5dB to 47dB. With a noise level of 42 decibels, the Hoover HVBS 5174 has a fairly loud noise level compared to most of the other small total net capacity fridge freezers that have been available for a comparable time to the HVBS 5174.

Alternative fridge freezers with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Gorenje NRCI4181[plb_1276747_price] (42dB).

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Very High Minimum Operating Temperature

Across all the small total net capacity fridge freezers that were launched around the same time as the HVBS 5174 the minimum operating temperatures range from -18°C to 18°C, and the average minimum operating temperature is 13°C. When compared to other fridge freezers that are a similar age to the HVBS 5174 that we have checked, the minimum operating temperature of the HVBS 5174 of 18 degrees celcius is one of the highest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Hoover HVBS 5174

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this small total net capacity fridge freezer was released.

Average Fridge Net Capacity

At 173 liters, the HVBS 5174 has a relatively typical fridge net capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Storage Time During Power Failure

At 15 hours, the HVBS 5174 has a fairly standard storage time during power failure compared to most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec.

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Average Freezer Net Capacity

With a freezer net capacity of 54 liters, the Hoover HVBS 5174 has a fairly average freezer net capacity compared to most of the other fridge freezers of this age and spec.

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Specification

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Performance
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Noise Level
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Minimum Operating Temperature
Climate Class
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Fridge
Fridge Net Capacity
Bottle Rack
Egg Balcony
Door Balconies
Number of Vegetable Drawers
Fridge Number of Shelves/baskets
Automatic Defrost (fridge)
Lamp Type
Fridge Interior Light
Freezer
Freezer Net Capacity
Storage Time During Power Failure
Freezer Number of Shelves/baskets
Star Rating
Freezing Capacity
Freezer Position
Power
Annual Energy Consumption
Energy Usage
Energy Efficiency Class
Power Source
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
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Weight
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Total running cost over 10 years £425.35
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Energy Rating
2.1T
Running this fridge freezer over 10 years will generate 2.1 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 55 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hoover hvbs5174, hoover hvbs5174x, hoover hvbs5174xh
Barcodes 08016361885530

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