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Energy Efficiency Labelling Changes

Why do the labels exist? 

To help consumers choose energy efficiency products to reduce carbon & improve manufacturer to consumer transparency

What products have the labels?

Refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers, Washing machines, Electric tumble dryers, Combined washer-dryers, Dishwashers, Lamps (light bulbs), Electric ovens, Air conditioners, Televisions (from the end of 2012)

What was it previously?

Previous scale was A+++, A++, A+, A, B, C & D.

Why is it changing?

The +’s became confusing and to make way for ever improving energy efficiency

What is it now?

Now it’s A, B, C, D, E, F & G

When is this happening?:

  • fridges and freezers  (1st march 2021)
  • dishwashers (1st march 2021)
  • washing machines (1st march 2021)
  • televisions (1st march 2021)
  • lamps (1st Sep 2021)

What’s the significance?:

This means an energy-efficient fridge with an A+++ rating could move to class B, C, or even lower – but without actually being any less efficient

What about the EU?

The energy efficiently labelling requirement originally stemmed from an EU directive. The UK is continuing the requirement post-Brexit. Products will now have a UK label and EU label.

Where will I see this?

Manufacturers are required to display it on the product. You will also see in the specifications when looking at a product online.

Want to know more? 

You can read the energy Label UK info here.

 

If you would like further energy support you can contact Switched On Portsmouth on 0800 260 5907 for free advice.

Why do the labels exist? 

To help consumers choose energy efficiency products to reduce carbon & improve manufacturer to consumer transparency

What products have the labels?

Refrigerators, freezers and fridge-freezers, Washing machines, Electric tumble dryers, Combined washer-dryers, Dishwashers, Lamps (light bulbs), Electric ovens, Air conditioners, Televisions (from the end of 2012)

What was it previously?

Previous scale was A+++, A++, A+, A, B, C & D.

Why is it changing?

The +’s became confusing and to make way for ever improving energy efficiency

What is it now?

Now it’s A, B, C, D, E, F & G

When is this happening?:

  • fridges and freezers  (1st march 2021)
  • dishwashers (1st march 2021)
  • washing machines (1st march 2021)
  • televisions (1st march 2021)
  • lamps (1st Sep 2021)

What’s the significance?:

This means an energy-efficient fridge with an A+++ rating could move to class B, C, or even lower – but without actually being any less efficient

What about the EU?

The energy efficiently labelling requirement originally stemmed from an EU directive. The UK is continuing the requirement post-Brexit. Products will now have a UK label and EU label.

Where will I see this?

Manufacturers are required to display it on the product. You will also see in the specifications when looking at a product online.

Want to know more? 

You can read the energy Label UK info here.

 

If you would like further energy support you can contact Switched On Portsmouth on 0800 260 5907 for free advice.