Energy Efficiency Ratings Change

Energy efficiency ratings are changing in 2021. Here's everything you need to know.

Why are energy efficiency ratings changing?

Energy efficiency labels were introduced around 20 years ago. Products got an "A" for high efficiency and an "F"' for low efficiency.

But as devices became even more efficient over time, new A+, A++ and A+++ ratings were introduced. Things got very confusing.

To make things clearer for everyone, these old ratings are being phased out and replaced with a newer, simpler system that runs from A (for higher efficiency) to G (lower efficiency).

What happens next?

Products that launched between June 2020 and March 2021 will have the current energy ratings on them alongside the new ratings.

Then from March 2021, products online and in-store will have the new A to G ranking system for energy efficiency.

The new labels are also going to feature handy QR codes. You’ll be able to scan them on your smartphone for additional information. This same information is also available online in the "product fiche" you'll find in the top left-hand corner of our product pages.

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Washing Machines
Washer Dryers
Dishwashers
Fridge Freezers
Wine Coolers

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Washing Machines

Tests to work out energy ratings are now based on 100 cycles rather than annual use, so it’s easier to compare machines. The new “Eco 40-60”* program can now combine cotton, linen or mixed fibres into one super-efficient cycle. Great for saving you energy and water!

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Washer Dryers

Washer dryer energy labels are now split into two parts. The left shows a rating for the complete "wash and dry" cycle. The right side of the label is for wash cycle only. Like washing machines, the new ratings are based on 100 cycles instead of annual use to make comparisons easier, and the new Eco 40-60”* program can now combine cotton, linen or mixed fibres.

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Dishwashers

Ratings have been changed to better reflect how people use their dishwasher. The new Eco program is now even more eco-friendly and is great for dishes that need a typical level of cleaning. Energy consumption will be based on 100 cleaning cycles.

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Fridge Freezers

Energy ratings now take a lot more things into account, including the room temperature and the number and size of storage compartments. The new label also provides information on the total volume of all refrigerator compartments and all freezer compartments. And it includes data on any noise emissions.

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Wine Coolers

Wine Cooler labels will now include noise emission information. Other details remains the same including annual energy consumption and the number of standard wine bottles the cooler can store.

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