How do the energy labels work?

The European energy label was developed to provide consumers with easily comparable and recognisable information about domestic appliances with respect to energy consumption, performance and other essential characteristics. The label is uniform for all products in a particular category (e.g. microwaves, freezers or TVs). In this way, consumers can easily compare the characteristics of the appliances in a given category. Also, the increasingly strict label requirements stimulate manufacturers to produce more energy-efficient products.

The energy efficiency is expressed in classes that are indicated by a capital letter. Class A is the highest efficiency class here. All the information supplied by the manufacturer on the label is based on the test standards prescribed in European legislation.


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