Energy Label Reform: A Short Guide
From 1st March 2021, new energy ratings will come into effect for refrigeration, dishwashers, washing machines and washer dryers.
WHAT’S THE CHANGE?
Currently, energy label ratings are A+++ to D. These will change to A to G. This is because A+++ to A classes are overpopulated and need streamlining. The conversion from the old ratings to the new won’t necessarily be a straight crossover. This is because of factors including more energy efficient components and different criteria.
DOING BETTER FOR THE PLANET:
The A and B categories will be empty for a while, to leave space for technological advances & new more energy efficient appliances. More energy efficient components will include invertor motors and eco washing programmes.
TWO LABELS FOR A WHILE:
Products will have both the old and new energy label between the 1st November and 28th February 2021. From 1st March 2021 just the new energy label needs to be supplied.
EASY QR CODES
The new energy labels will also have a QR code so that you can easily find out more energy details of a product.