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Introducing energy labels for vacuums

The energy label is designed to help you understand a vacuum cleaner's energy efficiency and performance.
Here's how it looks.

1. The energy rating
Based primarily on energy consumption, with a penalty for low pick-up.

2. Annual energy usage
The amount of energy the vacuum will use over the course of a year.

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3. Emissions
The amount of dust in air emitted from the machine's exhaust.

4. Noise
The noise level produced by the machine in decibels.

5. Pick-up - Carpets
The rating of how much dust the machine picks up from carpets.

6. Pick-up - Hard floors/crevices
The rating of how much dust the machine picks up from hard floors and crevices.

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"True efficiency is about more than a good energy rating. It's about creating 'lean' machines which maintain high performance, produce no extra waste, and pass no hidden costs onto the user across their lifetime".

To find a truly efficient vacuum,  look beyond the energy label.

To find a truly efficient vacuum, look beyond the energy label.

Choose a vacuum that maintains performance

1. Choose a vacuum that maintains performance.

The energy label tests vacuums before dust is loaded in the machine. In reality, dust causes many vacuums to lose suction. This means that a vacuum's energy label grade will not be accurate during actual use within the home.

Working towards a better label

Working towards a better label

Dyson have submitted the label for judicial review in the European General Court. We're recommending that for the label to genuinely help customers, it should take into account the performance of a vacuum when tested with dust loaded, so it reflects how a vacuum performs in the home, not just on the shop shelf.

Choose a vacuum that maintains performance

2. Energy efficiency is important - but it won't save you much money...

If you choose to buy an A-grade vacuum over a G-grade machine you might think that the running cost will be much lower. In fact, the difference to your energy bill could be as little as £5.40 per year (£54 over ten years) - so selecting the highest-rated model may not make a real difference to your pocket.

The cost of consumables are ignored

...to make a real saving, get rid of hidden costs.

Some vacuums rely on disposable bags and filters to trap dust. The cost of regularly replacing these could be as much as £499.90 over a vacuum’s ten-year lifetime.

Over those ten years, an A-rated vacuum might save you £54 in energy costs. But you could still save almost ten times more by choosing a vacuum with no hidden costs from consumables.

Consider the wider impact on the environment

3. Consider the wider impact on the environment.

Vacuum cleaners that use consumables produce waste that cannot be recycled. In Europe alone, 126 million bags and filters end up in landfill or have to be incinerated each year. The energy label ignores this impact on the environment.

All Dyson Vacuums are Engineered for Efficiency

All Dyson vacuums are engineered for efficiency.

All Dyson vacuums maintain performance in the home. And with no extra costs or waste from consumables, Dyson vacuums are engineered for efficiency you won't find on the energy label.

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Leading on Low Power

Leading the campaign for efficient motors.

Dyson has never engineered a machine with a motor rated higher than 1600W. We campaigned for motor wattage caps for vacuum cleaners, and welcome the fact that the energy label will introduce a maximum power input for new vacuum cleaners, capping motors at 1600W in order to reduce their electricity usage.

Efficient engineering as standard

Doing more with less

Dyson engineers design machines to solve problems. Then they find ways to make them do more with less - reducing our manufacturing waste, developing powerful digital motors that consume less energy, and eliminating consumables like bags and filters.
At Dyson, true efficiency is defined by the way we engineer our machines.

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