How have the Appliance Energy Ratings changed in the UK? The new system explained for 2021.

Energy efficiency labels transitioned into a new system that launched on 1st March 2021.

Why did the energy efficiency labels change?

The energy label has been featured on appliances and products for over 25 years. This rating has allowed consumers to search for and choose energy efficient products and encouraged manufacturers to develop more innovative and efficient products.

Due to increased demand for more environmentally friendly options, appliances are now more energy efficient and use less water. Making the previous A+++ to D rating system has become less effective.

Dishwashers, washing machines, washer dryers, TVs & monitors, fridges & freezers and wine coolers will all use the new labelling system across Europe:

The new energy rating scale explained

The old A+++ to D energy rating system is moving to an easier to understand A to G scale. These new ratings are based on using common programmes or average load capacities to represent real-life usage.

So what does that mean?

In the old rating system, an A+++ would now be equivalent to a C rating, possibly a B. 

This system not only makes it easier to know which appliances are the most energy efficient, but it allows more room for innovation. The current most efficient appliances are now awarded a B or a C rating in the new rankings, meaning manufacturers have more opportunities to build even more efficient appliances in the future.

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