Appliance Efficiency

Appliance Efficiency


Purchasing appliances? How to read the label, how to calculate electricity costs of appliances and how to use appliances most efficiently.

The Label

Want to know more about the label? When the label is required and the key features of the label.  


Selling appliances? Obligations of retailers, information about the label and which appliances can be legally sold.   


What are MEPS? Explanation of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) and which appliances that they apply too.


Importing or making appliances? Obligations, guidelines for the label and how to apply for to sell an appliance.


How to comply? Compliance requirements for retailers, manufacturers and importers.


Have more questions? See a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) about Appliance Standards and Labelling in South Africa.


What are the benefits? The significant environmental benefits of appliance standards and labelling.

Energy Calculator App

Download the Appliance Energy Calculator App to estimate the running costs and CO2 emissions of different appliances


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Appliance Standards and Labelling regulations have been put in place that promote the purchase of energy efficient appliances. The regulations have two components: a requirement that certain appliances carry a South African Energy Efficiency Label and the application of Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) to several appliances.