As of March 2021, the new energy labels for washing machines, washer-dryers, dishwashers, cooling appliances are being used. The new energy labels are designed to help consumers to differentiate appliances in a better way.
The new energy labels will display not only electricity consumption, but also other energy and non-energy information, with intuitive pictograms, to compare products and perform a better informed purchase choice: information about water used per washing cycle, storing capacity, noise emitted, etc.
Actually, the energy efficiencies of the appliances stay the same. What changes is the rating or scale. In other words, the letter on the energy label changes. The appliances’ energy efficiency does not changes.
One of the major changings on the new energy labels is the QR code. QR codes allow consumers to get additional information about the appliances.
One of the important changings of the new energy label of washing machines is about testing program. Eco 40-60 is declaration program for washing machines. This is the most efficient program for energy and water consumption. The new energy label of the washing machines is as follows.
* Eco 40-60 In order to achieve optimal energy efficiency, an optimal washing temperature is defined for this programme.
** Values apply to quarter, half and full loads
The new energy label of the washer dryers is divided into two parts. The left part shows the “wash & dry” and the right part shows “wash” cycle. The new energy label of the washer dryers is as follows.
* Values apply to washing quarter, half and full load. While washing and drying to half and full load.
** Wash and dry
The new energy class for dishwashers again will be based on Eco program. Eco program is the most efficient program for energy and water consumption. The new energy label of the dishwashers is as follows.
Energy class and energy efficiency determination of the products are now more comprehensive and calculations are more realistic. As well as energy scale is changed, QR code and noise level class are added to the label. New energy label is explained in details as below.