Energy labels inform you how much energy a device consumes, so that you can take this information into account when making a purchase.
Knowing exactly how to decipher them, is indeed very important! Below is an overview of the most common labels.
The EU mandated energy labels are the best known. They divide your dishwasher, air conditioning installation, television, electric heating, etc. into letters and colours, ranging from extremely energy-efficient (green) to extremely energy-consuming (red).
According to a European directive, as of September 2015 heating systems must be classified on a scale of A to G, by analogy with the household appliance.
Only condensing boilers satisfy the label's strict criteria and are awarded the Class A energy label.
If your boiler predates 2015, then it may have the Belgian HR+ label (traditional heating boilers) or HR Top label (condensing boilers).
Pre-2015 installations have the Optimaz or Optimaz Elite label:
Eurovent Certification is based on European and international standards for classifying the performance of air conditioning and cooling installations.
The European Union Ecolabelling Board has an eco-label that applies to high-efficiency heat pumps which work with environmentally friendly cooling gases. It applies to heat pumps operating on natural gas or electricity.
The Quest label enables the distinction between small installations with renewable energy that satisfy extremely precise technical requirements. In Belgium there are 3 Quest/Construction Quality labels:
Browse the list of Quest installers.
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