The label comes in two parts:
- The standard section gives information on the energy efficiency grade and energy consumption.
- A variable section gives specific information of interest depending on the type of domestic appliance.
The upper part gives information on the manufacturer and model.
Depending on its energy consumption, each apparatus is classed in one of the 7 levels of efficiency, from A (maximum saving) to G (most wastage): The column on the right gives the appliance’s energy rating
New A+ and A++ ratings have now been added which are even more efficient than A.
The bottom section lists other items of interest, depending on the type of domestic appliance.
- Information on water consumption and washing efficiency for washing machines and dishwashers; volume of refrigerator and freezer etc.
- Electricity consumption in kWh per year.
- Noise level.