Energy Efficiency Labelling

Last updated: 10 June 2020

Starting from August 31, 2016, many household appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, single and three-phase electric motors, and electronic and electromagnetic lamp ballasts sold in Colombia are required to display energy efficiency labels established by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MINMINAS).

Energy efficiency labels for commercial refrigeration equipment and gas appliances, such as cooking equipment and water heaters, will become mandatory on August 31, 2017.

Concerning Air conditioners, the classes are determined as follow:

  • Class A: EER ≥ 3.75
  • Class B: 3.50 ≤ EER < 3.75
  • Class C: 3.25 ≤ EER < 3.50
  • Class D: 3.00 ≤ EER < 3.25
  • Class E: 2.75 ≤ EER < 3.00

The testing method to be used is the one established in  lSO. Non-ducted Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps - Testing and Rating for Performance lSO, 2010 (lSO 5151 2010-06-15 (E))

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space cooling
  • Water heating
  • Lighting
  • Appliances
  • Refrigeration
  • Cooking
  • Clothes washing
  • Industry end-uses