What does the new Energy Label mean to me?
Everyone who has purchased electrical equipment will be familiar with the energy rating label that is displayed on products ever since 1992. The label was designed to give an at-a-glance view of the energy efficiency rating of the product and aid consumers in making an informed purchase. However, the label is now almost 30 years old so long overdue for an update!
These new labels are already appearing in product boxes and from 1st March 2021 will replace the old labels on all displays in stores and online. So any recently purchased electrical appliances may contain both the old and new label. If so please do not be alarmed, your product is still energy-efficient, it’s merely now being measured against a more modern scale in order to give room for improvement as the world continues to drive energy efficiency even further in the years ahead.
New energy labels have been introduced for:
- Washing machines
- Washer dryers
- Fridges and freezers
- Wine storage
- TVs and electronic displays
- Light sources (Sept 2021)
To find out more read our ‘Energy Label 2021’ blog .