What Europe’s Energy Label doesn’t tell you
The Energy Label was supposed to guide people towards high-performing, energy efficient vacuums. However, what many people don’t know is that the ratings don’t reflect real use because the tests are performed on empty vacuums in laboratory conditions. Vacuums don’t stay empty – and as bagged vacuums fill with dust, they lose suction, requiring more energy to clean.
The label doesn't include the impact of consumables, like bags and filters. In Europe alone, 126 million vacuum bags a year need to be disposed of in landfill or incinerators.
To find a truly efficient vacuum look beyond the label.