Vacuum cleaners are subject to EU energy labelling and ecodesign requirements. By switching to one of the most energy efficient vacuum cleaners, you can save €70 over the lifetime of the product. With more efficient vacuum cleaners, Europe as a whole can save up to 20 TWh of electricity per year by 2020. This is equivalent to the annual household electricity consumption of Belgium. It also means over 6 million tonnes of CO2 will not be emitted – about the annual emissions of eight medium-sized power plants.
Floor polishers, robot vacuums, mattress cleaners, and hand-held and battery operated vacuum cleaners are excluded from these regulations.
- A consumer guide to energy efficient vacuum cleaners en fr nl
- EU energy labelling regulation for vacuum cleaners
Ecodesign requirements apply to vacuum cleaners sold in the EU. These requirements cover energy efficiency, performance and product information.