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Tumble Drier Energy Labels in the European Community

Here is a brief overview of what the EU document "COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) No 1059/2010" says what (one of) the tumble drier energy labels should look like:

Energy Label for EU dishwasher retailers

There are three sorts of labels for tumble driers, "air vented" (shown above), "condenser" and "gas-fired" (show below).

Condenser and gas-fired tumble drier energy labels

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The differences between the labels are mainly the use of these three icons:

Tumble Drier Icon 1Tumble Drier Icon 2Tumble Drier Icon 3

An air vented tumble drier has the electric plug, a condenser drier has the water dropping into a bowl with together with the class, and the gas fired drier has the, wait for it, gas flame.

A condenser drier, says the EU regulation, is a drier which "includes a device (either using condensation or any other means) for removing moisture from the air used for the drying process." The class of the condenser drier type is calculated using condensation efficiency: "...the ratio between the mass of moisture condensed by a condenser tumble drier and the mass of moisture removed from the load at the end of a cycle."


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