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EU Energy efficiency labelling scheme

The EU Energy efficiency labelling scheme is a useful tool to

determine the environmental performance of a washing machine

A labelling system within the European Union was introduced in 1995 and now covers all appliances. Labels ranging from A+++ rating for the most energy efficient to D for the least efficient are currently applied to Washing machines, Combined washer-dryers, Tumble-dryers, Refrigerators and Dishwashers. The EU introduced maximum permissible limits for energy consumption in Refrigerators and Freezers in September 1999 All appliance manufacturers have to do the same EU Energy efficiency calculation in the same way; enabling the consumer to compare straight away which washing machine is the more efficient appliances. Energy scale - Washing machines A+++ rating being the most efficient and D the least. Energy consumption = kWh/annum. (KiloWatt hours per year) Washing machine's energy efficiency rating is calculated using a cotton wash cycle at 60°C with a maximum load; this load is typically 6kg. Also on the label you'll find symbols showing: Water consumption in litres. Capacity in kilograms. Spin performance. (A - G) Noise level in decibels.
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The Label must be displayed on all new washing machines
By law, the Label must be displayed on all new washing machines displayed for sale, hire or hire-purchase. You should expect to be provided with this information however you buy a washing machines: Mail order catalogues, Websites and manufacturers' literature must contain similar information.
The EU Energy efficiency labelling scheme makes it very easy to make a like-for-like comparison when choosing a new washing machine. Though these figures represent the energy efficiency of the washing machine – the build quality and reliability may differ greatly between manufactures.
All content © 1999 - 2020 Penny Lane Domestic Appliances. - Brand logos and images for informational purposes only.

The EU Energy

efficiency labelling

scheme

The EU Energy efficiency

labelling scheme is a useful tool

to determine the environmental

performance of a washing

machine

A labelling system within the European Union was introduced in 1995 and now covers all appliances. Labels ranging from A+++ rating for the most energy efficient to D for the least. Efficient are currently applied to Washing machines, Combined washer-dryers, Tumble-dryers, Refrigerators and Dishwashers. The EU introduced maximum permissible limits for energy consumption in Refrigerators and Freezers in September 1999. All appliance manufacturers have to do the same EU Energy efficiency calculation in the same way; enabling the consumer to compare straight away which washing machine is the more efficient appliances. Energy scale A+++ rating being the most efficient and D the least. Energy consumption = kWh/annum. (KiloWatt hours per year) Washing machine's energy efficiency rating is calculated using a cotton wash cycle at 60°C with a maximum load; this load is typically 6kg. Also on the label you'll find symbols showing: Water consumption in litres. Capacity in kilograms. Spin performance. (A - G) Noise level in decibels.
The Label must be displayed on all new washing machines
By law, the Label must be displayed on all new washing machines displayed for sale, hire or hire-purchase. You should expect to be provided with this information however you buy a washing machines: Mail order catalogues, Websites and manufacturers' literature must contain similar information.
The EU Energy efficiency labelling scheme makes it very easy to make a like-for-like comparison when choosing a new washing machine. Though these figures represent the energy efficiency of the washing machine – the build quality and reliability may differ greatly between manufactures.
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