Energy efficiency ratings are being overhauled in 2021. The A+++ rating labels on fridges, washing machines, washer dryers and dishwashers will be replaced by something that’s easier to understand - a simple A-G ratings scale.
The current legislation is now over 20 years old, so all major brands have managed to reach the top energy efficiency rating. In fact, over 90% of products now have an A+++ rating, so it’s difficult for customers to work out which products are the most energy efficient.
The new ratings system will affect washing machines, washer dryers, refrigerators, wine cellars and dishwashers.
A simple A-G ratings system is going to replace the current system, so you’ll no longer see any A+, A++ or A+++ ratings. This new system will make it easier and quicker for you to compare the energy efficiency of various products.
From March 2021, products online and in-store will be labelled with the new A to G ranking system.
If you buy a product between June 2020 and March 2021, you might see labels with both old and new energy efficiency rating labels on them.