The energy label (or EU label) has provided information on low energy and water consumption data for major domestic appliances since 1996. It is required by law and is shown on the product, both in shops and via websites of retailers.
The energy label is intended to show the customer energy efficiency data at a glance, in order to enable a better comparison with other products.
Over time, household appliances have become more cost and energy efficient. For this reason, the EU label is now being updated.
The European Union has issued a mandatory update of the current energy label for the following product categories:
• Washing machines
• Washer dryers
• Refrigerators / freezers
From March 2021, the label alone must be visible on all devices.