Which shops are collaborating on the Energy Indicator?
In the section “Participating Retailers” you can find a list of product shops using the Energy Indicator. By clicking on the national section, you can get more details about the participating shops and their activities in individual countries.
Where can you find the Energy Indicator?
The Energy Indicator can be usually found in the participating shops on the appliance price tag alongside the purchase price. The annual energy (and water if applicable) costs in euro or your local currency should be stated there. You will find the Energy Indicator mainly on the following appliances: tumble dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and freezers, and televisions.
Why is the average annual energy (and water if applicable) consumption stated?
Average consumption makes it easier to compare things. As such, you, as a consumer, can make a well-considered choice when buying a new appliance. When choosing, you can estimate whether you make more or less use of your appliances than the average household. The salesperson in the shop can also help you with this.
For which appliances is the information available?
For all appliances with an average energy consumption of 100 kWh or more, typically for the products with an energy label. You will find the Energy Indicator mainly on the following appliances: tumble dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and freezers, and televisions.
What are the advantages of the Energy Indicator?
You can make better comparisons. When planning to buy a new appliance, you base your decision on price and quality. But the purchase price is only part of the story. Some products may be more expensive to buy, but they are actually cheaper in terms of consumption. So a more expensive appliance may be the most economical choice after all and it is also good for the environment.
Are consumers ready to use the Energy Indicator?
Research shows that a significant majority of those surveyed (92%) believe that a period of 1-2 years is acceptable as a period in which costs can be recouped, and a little more than half (54%) feel that at least 2-3 years is okay.