Increase your knowledge and buy the right energy efficient appliance for your home
The energy efficiency label. It’s the multi-coloured sticker with the letters and it’s stuck on the front of the new appliance you want to buy. You know it has to be there and you know it’s important, but you may very well disregard it in favour of other purchasing decision factors like style, size and price. However, an appliance’s energy efficiency label shouldn’t be ignored. It stores a wealth of information in a simple format that can help you make educated appliance purchasing decisions.
For instance, the ratings on the energy efficiency labels that run from A+++ to D (A+++ being the best, D being the poorest), are defined by the EU for each type of appliance through a number of different tests. Since all of Grundig’s appliances are engineered to have a minimum energy efficiency rating of A+, two of the brand’s “hero products” will illustrate how energy efficient appliances are designed and tested to make your world, and the world around you, better.
The A++ EcoChamp 5.5 Litre Dishwasher
Energy efficiency in dishwashers is calculated by measuring the amount of energy used when tableware is washed on the standard cycle. Rinsing and drying cycles are also tested. And, when it comes to saving resources, the EcoChamp 5.5 litre dishwasher, with its A++ energy rating, is a standout. It requires no more than 5.5 litres of water for a single load thanks to its brushless motor. Not only do your dishes come out gleaming, it reduces standard household water consumption by up to 2.600 litres per year.
The A++ FullFresh+ Side by Side Refrigerator
Since refrigerators are operating constantly, they are the biggest consumers of electricity in the home. In fact, only refrigerators with an A+ rating or above can be sold in the EU. Their energy consumption is defined based on efficiency related to size. To test, the outside temperature is set to 25°C and the fridge half-filled with produce, then its energy consumption is measured. Combining NoFrost technology in the freezer and the Super Fresh Zone in the refrigerator, the FullFresh+ Side by Side Refrigerator is an efficiency powerhouse. Not only does it outperform other models in terms of reduced electricity usage, it also reduces food wastage.
Making smart decisions about household appliances can be a tricky business, but armed with a new understanding of energy efficiency labels you can take control of your energy usage without sacrificing life’s creature comforts.