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News announcement22 November 2023Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy1 min read

Commission announces new ecodesign and energy labelling rules for household tumble dryers

Commission announces new ecodesign and energy labelling rules for household tumble dryers

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Today, the Commission published new EU ecodesign rules to reduce the energy consumption of household tumble dryers and make it easier for them to be repaired. The new rules replace the current ecodesign and will be accompanied by a new energy label that will apply to household tumble dryers placed on the market from 1 July 2025.

Taking into account the latest technological developments, only tumble dryers based on heat pump technology, will be allowed on the market. In addition, the energy label has been modernised and re-scaled from an A+++ to D range to an A to G range. The A class will only apply to the best-in-the-class products, creating an incentive for manufacturers to develop high-performing, energy-efficient appliances. Manufacturers will also have to respect sustainability criteria, which include the obligation to make a list of spare parts available to consumers and repairers, adding another incentive to repair household products instead of disposing of them.

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Publication date
22 November 2023
Author
Commission for the Environment, Climate Change and Energy