The energy label is a seal that every energy-consuming appliance offered for sale must have and which indicates its energy efficiency, as well as its performance. The aim is to provide consumers with clear and easy-to-understand information about energy consumption and other aspects related to product efficiency.


“Energy labelling is already present on most electrical appliances”

Since 2021, energy labelling in the European Union (EU) has undergone a significant change in the way energy efficiency labels are represented, becoming mandatory on all household appliances.

The change  in energy labelling aims to provide clearer and more understandable information for consumers, and to keep pace with technological improvements in energy efficiency.

What new features do these tags include?

  1. New Rating Scale: The rating scale has been modified so that the most efficient products are rated with letters A to G, with no plus or minus (plus or minus) signs. The “A” represents the highest energy efficiency, and the “G” the lowest. This was done to avoid confusion, as, under the old system, many product categories had achieved the “A+++” classification or similar.
  2. Removal of blank labels : Blank labels, which indicated that a product met minimum energy efficiency standards, were removed. This means that all products are now labeled based on their relative efficiency, allowing consumers to compare products more effectively.
  3. Additional Information: Updated labels often include more detailed information, such as estimated annual energy consumption in kWh per year, noise level, load capacity (in the case of appliances such as washing machines), and other product-specific features.
  4. QR codes and web links: Some labels may include QR codes or web links to allow consumers to access additional information about the product and its energy efficiency.

The characteristics of energy efficiency labels may vary depending on the type of product and geographic region. What is clear is that this concept is fundamental and a great bet.

Energy efficiency is essential to address challenges related to the availability of energy resources, energy costs and climate change.