New Energy Ratings 2021

The EU introduced energy label ratings in 1995, driving competition and innovation, and possibly even saving you hundreds a year compared with 25 years ago. But now it’s getting a makeover in the UK.

From 1 March 2021 a new energy label is in town, which scraps the confusing A+, A++ and A+++ ratings and resets the scale back to A to G.

This is designed to reinvigorate the sustainability race for manufacturers by completely emptying the top A-rating to leave room for improvement.

At first it will only affect washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, lighting and TVs, with tumble-dryers, ovens and other appliances remaining the same for now.

Why The New Energy Label?

In 2020, the UK introduced a new energy label. By spreading energy performance over a much wider scale, you will find it easier to compare efficiency across products. Plus, it will also set new standards for energy saving appliances, bringing further savings to you as well as meeting environmental commitments set by manufacturers and the Government.


Category Specific Labels


Washing Machines & Washer Dryers

More than 55% of washing machines placed on the EU market are ranked A+++ on the label, making it difficult to differentiate between products.

How will the changes help?

  • Fairer Rules - Which will be enforced through more realistic calculations.
  • Water Saving - 711 million m3 of water by 2030.
  • Energy Saving - 2.5TWh of electricity per year by 2030.
  • Household Savings - European households will save an average of €130 in electricity over the lifetime of their new washing machine.

Fridges & Freezers

Half of domestic refrigeration appliances placed on the market in 2014 could claim one of the top two energy ratings (A++ or A+++).

How will the changes help?

  • Fairer Rules - Which will be enforced through more realistic calculations.
  • Energy Saving - 10TWh of electricity per year by 2030.
  • Household Savings - European households will save an average of €100 in electricity over the lifetime of their new fridge or freezer.

Dishwashers

More than 60% of dishwashers placed on the EU market ranked A+++ or A++ on the label, making it difficult to differentiate between products.

How will the changes help?

  • Fairer Rules - Which will be enforced through more realistic calculations.
  • Water Saving - 16 million m3 of water by 2030.
  • Energy Saving - 2.1TWh of electricity per year by 2030.
  • Household Savings - European households will save an average of €60 in electricity over the lifetime of their new dishwasher.
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