Below is an example of a typical EnergyGuide label. The red numerals mark areas of importance. Explanations for each marked area are provided below.
- Type of appliance and capacity
- Manufacturer and model number
- Energy efficiency rating information and estimate of energy used
- Estimated annual cost to operate the appliance, and how estimate was derived
It is important to note when reading EnergyGuide labels that your cost will vary depending on your local energy rate and how you use the product.
The U.S. Department of Energy website is an excellent resource for researching the energy efficiency of common household appliances.