About ‘Energy Saving Recommended’ products
Under the Energy Saving Recommended scheme only products that meet strict criteria on energy efficiency can carry the logo.
For example, for fridges that are endorsed A+ which are more energy efficient than A rated products and the washing machines on the scheme must be AAA - that's A for energy, A for wash quality and A for spin.
The criteria is set by an independent panel and reviewed annually. In addition EST test a percentage of approved products so you can rest assured that where there's a logo there's a smarter choice.
The scheme also endorses products in categories where there isn't a statutory EU energy label for example glazing, Televisions with integrated digital decoders (IDTVs) and boilers. We aim to make it easy. The idea is that whatever the product, whichever the labelling system - all you need to do is look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo.
Home appliances account for a significant chunk of your household CO2 emissions, so it's in your interests to look for the Energy Saving Recommended logo when buying appliances. It's your guarantee that these products are the most energy efficient in their category, will cost less to run and help lower CO2 emissions.
Did you know that all Energy Saving Recommended washing machines have to meet strict criteria to qualify for our scheme? All Energy Saving Recommended waching machines need to be AAA rated: A for energy efficiency, A for spin efficiency and A for wash performance.
If you can, try drying your clothes outside, but if you do need to use a dryer, an Energy Saving Recommended one will be the most energy efficient option.
It costs around 20% less to run a cycle on an energy saving dishwasher as it does on an old, inefficient machine. An Energy Saving Recommended dishwasher will save you around £12 per year on your electricity bill and 48 kilograms of CO2. Energy Saving Recommended dishwashers also use less water.
Fridges and freezers are the hardest working appliances in the kitchen - they are on the go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so if your fridge or freezer isn't energy efficient it's costing more to run and is responsible for a higher amount of CO2.
If everyone in the UK upgraded their fridges and freezers to Energy Saving Recommended ones, we could cut our energy use, saving over £700 million and the equivalent CO2 emissions of nearly 500,000 homes.
Kettles are one of the most used appliances in the kitchen. Energy Saving Recommended kettles or instantaneous water heaters have to meet strict testing, ensuring that they demonstrate a 20% reduction in energy consumption over that consumed by an average kettle. If every household in the UK used an Energy Saving Recommended kettle, we would save around £170 million of energy a year. This is enough electricity to power 330,000 homes for a year and enough CO2 to fill Big Ben tower over 75,000 times.
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