Frequently asked question about the YAECI / Energy indicator project
Which shops in Malta are participating in the Energy Indicator project?
In the section “Participating Retailers” you can find a list of retail shops in Malta that are providing information about average (annual) running costs of household appliances (the Energy Indicator).
Where can I find the Energy Indicator in the shop?
The Energy Indicator can be usually found in the participating shops on the appliance price tag alongside the purchase price or on a separate sticker. The annual energy costs (and water costs if applicable) in Euro should be stated there. You will find the Energy Indicator mainly on the following appliances as these are supplied with an EU Energy Label: tumble dryers, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and freezers, televisions, and air-conditioners.
Why is the average annual energy consumption and water consumption (if applicable) stated?
Average annual energy consumption makes it easier to compare different appliances. As such, you as a consumer, can make a well-informed choice when buying your new appliance. You should consider 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 Energy Indicator available?
The Energy Indicator is available for all household 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, televisions, and air-conditioners.
What are the advantages of the Energy Indicator?
When planning to buy a new appliance, consumers usually base their decision on price and quality. However, the purchase price is only part of the story.The Energy Indicator can help you, as a consumer, to make a better informed choice when buying new appliances as it will give you information about the average running costs. Some products may be more expensive to buy, but they are actually cheaper in terms of energy consumption than a less expensive model. So a more expensive appliance may be the most economical choice after all and it is also good for the environment.
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