Energy label

Energy labels explained

  • Energy labels and ratings on products and appliances explained
  • Understand a typical EU energy efficiency label
  • Use energy labelling to help you shop - and how appliances are rated for energy efficiency

What's in this guide

EU energy efficiency labels

What's the difference between an A+ and D-rated product, and how are EU energy ratings calculated?

Fridge and freezer energy labels

How fridges, freezers and fridge freezers are rated for energy efficiency

Washing machine energy labels

Washing machine energy labels explained, plus how we test for real running costs.

Dishwasher energy labels

Dishwasher energy labels, and whether a dishwasher is more efficient than hand washing.

Tumble dryer energy labels

Tumble dryers aren't the most efficient of appliances - but some are more energy-guzzling than others.