Modern life would have been impossible without the presence of home appliances.
The warmth of our households, the conservation and the cooking of our food, our house cleaning are the significant advantages that have been provided through the revolution of home appliances.
Despite the significant value they offer to our lives, the amount of energy home appliances use has been steadily decreasing.
Since its introduction, the energy labelling brought new, more energy efficient products in the market. Nowadays, manufacturers have been improving the energy efficiency of home appliances even more than the current most energy efficient class, A+++. Energy efficiency through less energy consumption has a positive impact on the reduction of carbon emissions coming from electricity generation.
Connectivity will bring a series of positive changes in the optimization of energy consumption as well. Smart, interconnected and interoperable appliances provide users the ability to control the amount and the time in which they consume energy.
(HVAC) technologies have the potential to further reduce energy consumption by 30%-45%. Adapted to the energy needs of buildings, modern and automated HVAC equipment can contribute to the reduction of energy consumption, and therefore carbon emissions, making buildings much more sustainable.
The home appliance industry has been focusing its attention on energy efficiency, investing annually €1.4 billion in research and development activities. With the right policy framework that enables innovation, European manufacturers will be providing all the solutions for the decarbonization of Europe.