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A New Energy Label is coming!

Changes are coming within the world of energy labels, exciting times.

As on 1st March 2021 washing machines, washer dryers, tumble dryers, dishwashers and cooling appliances (fridges, freezers etc) will be sent to us showing these new energy labels. Some manufacturers will be sending out products with these new labels before the 1st March 2021 so we thought it would be best to give you all a glimpse on here of some of the changes and updates that you might see.

The Current Washing Machine Label

The current Energy Label for washing machines specifies three additional efficiency classes above A: A+, A++, and A+++, where energy consumption for A++ is up to 24% lower and energy consumption for A+++ is up to 32% lower than that of appliances in class A. The annual energy and water consumption in this Energy Label refers to 220 standard washing cycles per year.


1 Energy efficiency class

2 Energy consumption in kWh/year (220 standard wash cycles/year)

3 Noise emissions during wash and spin phases expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW

4 Spin efficiency class

5 Maximum load capacity

6 Water consumption in liters/year (220 standard wash cycles/year)

The New Washing Machine Label

One of the major changes in the Energy Label for washing machines is the change in the test program to which all label values refer. Like for example the energy consumption which will be based on 100 wash cycles. The new “Eco 40-60”* program is suitable for cleaning normally soiled fabrics made of cotton, linen or mixed fibres which, based on their care symbol, are washable at 40°C or 60°C. The fabrics named may be combined in this wash cycle. The “Eco 40-60” program is the most efficient program in the combination of “energy and water consumption”.


1 QR code

2 Energy efficiency class**

3 Weighted energy consumption** in kWh/100 operating cycles (in Eco 40-60 program)

4 Maximum load capacity

5 Duration of “Eco 40-60” program

6 Weighted water consumption** in liters/operating cycle (in Eco 40-60 program)

7 Spin efficiency class**

8 Noise emissions during spin cycle expressed in dB(A) re 1 PW and noise emission class**

* Eco 40-60 In order to achieve optimal enerEco 40-60 In order to achieve optimal energy efficiency, an optimal washing temperature is defined for this programme. This temperature can’t be changed by the customer. The actual washing temperature is specified in the user manual and, depending on the load size, may deviate from the selected washing temperature for reasons of saving energy. Washing performance complies with legal requirements.

** Values apply to quarter, half and full loads.

Remember this also affects Washer Dryers, Dishwashers and cooling appliances, more information can be found here

If you have any questions or queries please pop into store and ask.

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