There are lots of decisions to make when you’re purchasing a new appliance, such as size, brand, and colour. However, energy efficiency is a hot topic, and it’s an important factor that should be considered. Not only will it reduce your carbon footprint, but energy efficiency can also help you save money.
Since the energy label was introduced, there have been significant improvements in energy saving technology. This meant that all new products were being given the top rating for efficiency. As a result, the label has been recalibrated to make it easier for you to compare models when purchasing a new appliance.
Why The New Energy Label?
In 2020, the UK introduced a new energy label. By spreading energy performance over a much wider scale, you will find it easier to compare efficiency across products. Plus, it will also set new standards for energy saving appliances, bringing further savings to you as well as meeting environmental commitments set by manufacturers and the Government.
What's New?Examples of the previous label and the new label are shown below. The key changes across all product categories are:
In addition, there are category specific changes which are outlined below.
Washing Machines & Washer Dryers
More than 55% of washing machines placed on the EU market are ranked A+++ on the label, making it difficult to differentiate between products.How will the changes help?
Fridges & Freezers
Half of domestic refrigeration appliances placed on the market in 2014 could claim one of the top two energy ratings (A++ or A+++).How will the changes help?
More than 60% of dishwashers placed on the EU market ranked A+++ or A++ on the label, making it difficult to differentiate between products.How will the changes help?