The energy label changes for some categories of household appliances: here’s how to conform to the new European regulation.
Technological evolution has led to the production and marketing of increasingly efficient household appliances, largely placed in the higher energy classes.
The progress of these appliances has been such that they have exceeded the A class parameters in recent years, making it progressively necessary to add the A+, A++ and A+++ classes to the energy label.
But also these new classes have already been saturated (and even surpassed) by increasingly high-performance household appliances, especially in some sectors, such as Washing and Cooling.
It was therefore understood that it is no longer possible to continue adding “+” symbols indefinitely.
Furthermore, since not all household appliances have reached a level of efficiency that exceeds the A class, but consumers may not know it, when they find a product in this class, they may wonder if this is the highest level of efficiency or not. That is, they might think there is an A+ class also for a device for which this class does not exist, which generates confusion and errors of evaluation during the purchase phase.
The issue has been extensively examined and debated by the European Union, which finally drafted the Regulation (EU) 2017/1369 of the European Parliament and of the Council of July 4th 2017 setting a framework for energy labelling and repealing Directive 2010/30/EU.
To discover all the obligations for manufacturers download the White Paper here.