Introduction to Energy Rating
The European Union introduced regulations in 2014 requiring manufacturers to label vacuum cleaner performance.
This makes it easy to compare and understand each product’s energy consumption and performance levels, such as how well it picks up dust.
On September 1st, 2017, a phase II with updated regulations for eco-design and Energy Labeling requirements came into force. With the phase II update the minimum requirements have become stricter and a new energy label with energy rating ranging from A+++ to D has to be used by all manufacturers.
Some vacuum cleaners are not covered by these regulations, including battery vacuum cleaners, and wet & dry and wide area vacuum cleaners.
How to read the label
I. Energy rating for the product
II. Average annual energy consumption
III. Sound level for the product
IV. Hard floor cleaning rating
V. Dust re-emission rating
VI. Carpet cleaning rating