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Tumble driers - Energy labelling and ecodesign requirements

Last updated: 18 November 2019
New tumble driers come with an energy label showing their energy efficiency rating, with different labels for electric air-vented, gas air-vented and electric condenser appliances. As of May 2013, the most efficient tumble driers carry an A+++ label.
These ratings take into account:
energy consumption of the standard cotton programme at full and partial load
power consumption in ‘off-mode’
power consumption in ‘left-on mode’
presence or absence of a power management system
Household spin extractors are excluded from the regulation's scope.
The European Commission provides tools for generating energy labels for products on the EU market.

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