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New Energy Labels

New energy labels have been introduced for:

  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Washer dryers
  • Fridges and freezers
  • Wine storage
  • TV's and electronic displays

From 1st March 2021, these new labels will replace the old labels on all displays.

Why is there a new energy label?

As companies have improved the energy and water efficiency of their products, today almost all appliances are ranked in the former top three energy classes (A+, A++, A+++) so A+ is currently the least efficient label. To make room for further advances in technology and efficiency, the old scale will be replaced by a simple A-G energy classification system which will spread energy performance over a much wider scale, making it easier for consumers to compare products.

What will change?

  • The new labels will contain a simpler scale A-G making it easier to compare the energy efficiency between different products.
  • The new label features a QR code which will link consumers to more detailed product information in the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling.
  • The new labels can also feature icons that show information like product capacity or dimensions, noise level or water consumption, providing at a glance useful information to the consumers.
  • All products will be awarded a rating for noise from A-D.

Below is a comparison of the old energy label of a washing machine on the left and the new energy label of a washing machine on the right.

Old Energy Label of a Washing Machine

New Energy Label of a Washing Machine

Energy labels