Energy efficiency is a key factor when deciding which electrical appliances to buy. The EU energy label is a reliable guide. It shows the energy consumption of products in a transparent manner and provides information on other product characteristics such as water consumption or volume. Consumers can thus easily compare different appliances, save money and pay attention to sustainability.
In recent years, many technical innovations have led to significant improvements in energy efficiency. For this reason, a new EU energy label has been in place for some products (refrigerators and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines incl. washer-dryers, electronic displays incl. televisions) since March 2021. Other product groups will follow gradually. For example, the EU energy label for light bulbs was introduced on September 1, 2021.
Another new feature is the QR code on the EU energy label, which links to the European product database EPREL. There, consumers can obtain further extensive information on the product. Practical tips on purchasing and energy-efficient operation of electrically powered products are provided by the energy label app, which is available free of charge.
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