New energy measures for household appliances
New energy efficiency measures have been brought in by the European Union (EU) with the aim of helping reduce energy consumption in 2015, writes Edie.net.
The rules, which were agreed by all EU Governments, aim to reduce member states’ household energy bills by more than £30 a year as well as greatly benefitting the environment.
Under the new rules, consumers shopping online for home appliances and electronics will be able to better compare the product’s energy efficiency level.
Electrical devices such as televisions, printers and other devices capable of connecting to a network will be require to switch off or to standby mode when not in use.
Even coffee machines are incorporated, which must switch off or onto standby mode if left unused for a certain amount of time.