Energy Labels Explained
As a result of the development of more and more energy efficient appliances, nearly all large domestic appliances are located in the top of the energy label scale and are clustered between A++ and A+++.
The EU energy label scale will be adjusted to reintroduce the simpler A to G scale, with no plusses making it easier for consumers to compare products.
The energy labels for the following product groups will be rescaled with information/design changes:
Washing machines / Washer dryers
The official switchover date is 1st March 2021
There is a transition period where both energy labels will be supplied with the appliance. This ensures that whenever the product is purchased, you have the correct label to meet the current regulation.
Please note that whilst both labels are different, they are both applicable to the product.
The rescale means that products which may currently be A+++ energy class, will end up being D and E in the new structure. This does not mean that they are less energy efficient, in fact many of the changes Caple have made mean that the products you will see as D or E actually use less energy than a current A+++ product.
Due to this, there will be a number of product code changes for these categories in the near future. In many cases the changes will be internal technical alterations and the products will be visually the same.
As you can see from the above examples, some of the information stated on the energy label is changing slightly. For example, the dishwasher label, rather than stating the energy usage per annum, it is now per 100 cycles. This should allow consumers to relate to the figures a little more.
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