The EU energy label was first introduced in 1995. Its purpose is to provide accurate, recognisable and comparable information on energy consumption and is considered representative of the technological progress of different household appliances. In a very simple way it divides all small and large household appliances into energy classes.
THE LETTERS OF THE ENERGY CLASSES
Each appliance bears a label with a letter of the alphabet indicating its power consumption, from the letter F for the most energy-hungry devices, to A++, which instead optimises consumption to the maximum. It is a legal requirement to display this label on appliances, at points of sale and on any website.
NEW ENERGY CLASSES FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
Over the years, continuous technological improvements in terms of energy savings have brought large household appliances to the top of the rating scale, between A and A++ , limiting, however, any further technological progress. In order to reverse this trend, the gap between these energy ratings must be narrowed. This has led to the creation of new energy labels that change the evaluation criteria. The new energy rating label will give the industry more room for development and allow customers to compare products much more easily.