Since they use less water, they use less energy to heat the water — just 20 to 50% of the energy used by traditional washers, making them more energy efficient. According to the official website of the European Union “with more efficient washing machines, Europe will also be able to save up to 1.5 TWh of electricity per year by 2020”.
The key change of the New Energy Label* is about the rescaled energy efficiency: the old "Plus" classes, such as A +++, A ++ and A +, have been replaced by a new energy consumption scale from A to G, where the most efficient appliances are in the A-class. But what are the benefits of having an A-Class washing machine?
*in force since 1st March 2021