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Home appliances energy label: consumption based on energy rating of electrical appliances and all class upgrades from now until 2020.
Energy label or Energy label, what it is
The term "Energy label”Means exactlyEnergy label. The Energy Label or energy label can be described as theidentity cardof an electrical appliance.
L'Energy labelprovides consumers with all the information onenergy consumptionappliances with reference to the main characteristics and specific performance of that particular appliance.
Where can I find the energy label of an appliance
In practical terms, theenergy labelis that adhesive with colored bands that, in the points of sale, is applied to each of the products on display.
Typically, anyone who buys an appliance will find hersenergy labelclearly visible, together with the instruction booklet or on the purchase packaging.
If you have ahousehold applianceat home, bought for some time, you can visit the manufacturer's website and look for hisenergy labeltaking advantage of theproduct code. In the case of an oven or microwave oven, the product code is located on the edge when opening the door.
In the case of a television, the product code is on the back. In short, take a good look at the back and every part of your appliance to identify the product code. Product code in hand, type it on the search engine or directly on the manufacturer's website to obtain theenergy label and know theirconsumption.
Home appliances energy label
L'energy label of a household applianceprovides us with information such as:
- Manufacturer name and product model (product code).
- Appliance energy class, indicated with a black arrow on the side showing the letter or class to which the product belongs.
- Energy consumption expressed in kilowatts. Depending on the appliance, the energy consumption you see on theenergy labelthey can be on an annual basis (refrigerator, television, washing machine, dishwasher…) or cycle (oven, dryer, monobloc air conditioner….).
- In the case of specific functions, dedicated energy classes may be indicated. For example, the energy label of the washing machine indicates the consumption class for washing and spinning.
- In the lower part of theenergy labelThere are pictograms that highlight other technical data of the product such as sound emission expressed in decibels, load capacity expressed in kg (for washing machines) or in liters (for refrigerator or freezer). Water consumption (for washing machines and dishwashers).
The pictograms on the lower part vary from appliance to appliance. To understandhow to read the energy label of household appliancesand interpret consumption, look at the energy class and consult the specific insights:
- Oven energy label
- Refrigerator energy label
- Energy label of the TV
- Washing machine energy label
From year to year, there are several updates on the theme ofenergy label. In Italy, the Framework Directive 92/75 / EC (European legislation of 1992) was implemented in 1998 when the first energy labels for refrigerators and freezers were inserted.
In May 1999, the obligation followed for washing machines and dryers. In 2000 it was the turn of dishwashers and in July 2003 of electric ovens and air conditioners.
Since 2010 theenergy labelinginvolved 20 categories of appliances and will soon include new ones as well. There are also updates onenergy classexpected for 2018.
Thanks to the new energy consumption standards, by 2020 we should save the equivalent of 175 million tons of oil.
Energy class appliances
The current classification is based on 7 levels and is reinforced by colors ranging from green to red. The three shades of green indicate the most “economical” energy consumption classes, ie class A +, class A ++ and class A +++. Unfortunately, for some appliances such as the cooker hood, the top of efficiency is still represented by class A. For ovens, the top of energy efficiency is given by class A ++ even if the low consumption ovens on the market are those A + class, A ++ models are much rarer.
From 2018 the A +, A ++ and A +++ classes will disappear and the scale from class A to class G will be adopted but with completely revised energy consumption standards. The energy class requirements that will come into effect in 2018 should be valid for at least 10 years. Generally speaking, classes A ++ and A +++ will be the new class A while the classes A currently on the market will become class B.
Since 2018, theenergy labelwill see a new logo. The "SMART" icon will indicate thesmart appliancesable to activate when the cost of electricity is lower.
To identify theconsumptionspecific according to theenergy ratingdisplayed on the label, read the in-depth information previously reported.
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