Energy Efficiency Labelling

The law requires labels giving information on energy efficiency to be displayed on a range of electrical equipment offered for sale.

What the law says

This includes tumble dryers, washing machines, refrigerators, freezers and household lamps.

The labels use colour coded bars to show the energy efficiency rating of each appliance. The dark green ā€˜Aā€™ bar shows that the appliance uses the least electricity and the red ā€˜Gā€™ bar, the most. This information allows you to compare the energy efficiency of different appliances.

The law on energy efficiency labelling of electrical appliances is contained within a number of regulations - each one dealing with a particular appliance.

How to complain

If you see such electrical equipment being offered for sale without energy efficiency labels or need further information, contact Consumerline on 0300 123 6262 or visit