Renfrewshire Council

Energy-efficient appliances and light bulbs

When purchasing a new appliance, it can be difficult to know which model to choose since manufacturers have so many different offers and products.

But it is easy nowadays to know which appliances are more energy-efficient and cheaper to run.

Purchasing an energy efficient appliance may cost a little more, but remember - they cost less to run.

Using less energy reduces carbon dioxide emissions and this helps to combat climate change.

EU Energy Label: This rates appliances from A (the most efficient) to G (the least efficient) and provides additional information for the consumer such as the capacity of a fridge, noise level etc.

The label must, by law, be shown on the following appliances:

  • Fridges
  • Freezers
  • Fridge freezers
  • Washing machines
  • Tumble dryers
  • Washer dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Electric ovens
  • Light bulbs (packaging)

The energy efficiency recommended label: This label also helps you to identify and buy energy efficient products and complements the EU Energy label on white goods and light bulbs.

Only products that meet or exceed the energy efficiency criteria set by the Energy Saving Trust and backed by the Government can use the Energy Efficiency Recommended logo.

An up to date list of Energy Efficiency Recommended products can be viewed at the Energy Saving Trust website.