New EU energy labels

From 1st March 2021, a new EU Energy Label will be introduced for washing machines, dishwashers and cooling appliances.

Keep reading to discover what is going to change.

 

Why a new energy label?

As a result of the increase in the development of energy-efficient products and  because of the unclear difference between A++ and A+++ for consumers, the European Commission has decided to gradually change the energy labels categories reintroducing the simpler A to G scale.

WHAT'S NEW?

 

Rescaled energy efficiency

The usual "Plus" classes, such as A +++, A ++ and A +, are replaced by a new energy consumption scale from A to G.

 

QR code

A QR code will redirect you to the European Product Registry for Energy Labelling (EPREL), where you will find energy labels compliance information on your product. There, you will also be able to download product information sheet for your product and all other appliances with the new Energy Label.

 

Noise rating

You will also find the noise-rating. For example, in the case of washing machines, it will be shown the noise emissions during the spin cycle expressed in dB(A).

 

Storage volumes

The new labels of freezers and refrigerators will show the total volume of their compartments.

 

WASHING MACHINE

  1. 1 QR code
  2. Energy efficiency class
  3. Weighted energy consumption* in kWh/100 operating cycles (in Eco 40-60 program)
  4. Maximum load capacity
  5.  Duration of “Eco 40-60” program
  6. Weighted water consumption in liters/operating cycle (in Eco 40-60 program)
  7. Spin efficiency class
  8. Noise emissions during spin cycle expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class

*Values apply to quarter, half and full loads.

 

WASHER DRYERS

  1. QR code.
  2. Energy efficiency class** (complete operating cycle).
  3. Energy efficiency class* (wash cycle).
  4. Weighted energy consumption in kWh/100 cycles (complete operating cycle**).
  5. Weighted energy consumption* in kWh/100 cycles (wash cycle).
  6. Maximum load capacity (complete operating cycle**).
  7. Maximum load capacity (wash cycle).
  8. Weighted water consumption in litres/operating cycle (complete operating cycle**).
  9. Weighted water consumption* in litres/operating cycle (wash cycle).
  10. Program duration (complete operating cycle**) in full load conditions.
  11. Duration of “Eco 40-60” program in full load conditions.
  12. Spin efficiency class*.
  13. Noise emissions during spin cycle expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and noise emission class.

*Values apply to washing quarter, half and full load. While washing and drying to half and full load.
**Wash and dry

 

DISHWASHER

  1. QR code.
  2. Energy efficiency class.
  3. Energy consumption in kWh/100 operating Eco cycles.
  4. Number of standard place settings.
  5. Water consumption in litres/operating Eco cycle.
  6. Duration of the “Eco” cycle.
  7. Noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 pW and noise emission class.
 

FREEZERS AND REFRIGERATORS

  1. QR code
  2.  Energy efficiency class
  3.  Energy consumption in kWh/year (measured under new standard conditions)
  4.  Total volume of all freezer compartments
  5.  Total volume of all refrigerator compartments
  6.  Noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class
 

WINE COOLERS

  1.  QR code
  2. Energy efficiency class
  3. Energy consumption in kWh/year (measured under new standard conditions)
  4.  Number of standard wine bottles that can be stored
  5. Noise emissions expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class