Energy efficiency & Environment

Energy labels have become a common sight in home appliance showrooms - they're found on a selection of white goods and other products and are designed to help customers see how energy efficient a model is before they buy. 

But what exactly does an energy label tell you about a particular item? We've been taking a closer look at how appliances are awarded an energy-efficiency rating, how you can compare models and what you should look for when you're out shopping. 

The EU energy efficiency labeling :

Energy Efficiency EU Label

Energy efficiency rating

A (or A++) for fridge and freezers) is the most efficient, and G is the least efficient, based on the product's energy consumption.




Energy consumption

The energy efficiency rating for each product is calculated using specific EU-defined criteria. Here, for washing machines, the rating is calculated by measuring the kilowatt hours used during a 60°C cotton cycle for a typical 6k load.



Product-specific information

Extra data related to the product, such as capacity, water consumption and noise levels.


Products carrying an EU energy efficiency label

Washing machines, washer-dryers and tumble dryers
Fridges, freezers and fridge freezers
Electric ovens
Energy-saving light bulbs
Air conditioners
How energy efficiency ratings are calculated