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What You Need to Know About the New EU Vacuum Cleaner Regulations

The introduction of new EU regulations on vacuum cleaners means that older and less efficient models will now ‘bite the dust’.

 EU Vacuum Regulations

In this blog, we explain the new EU vacuum cleaner regulations and dispel any ‘hot air’ around what this means for vacuum cleaner efficiency. Then, we suggest what you can do to make sure your business meets the latest requirements.

What are the new EU vacuum cleaner regulations?


what are the new EU regulations on vacuum cleaners

From September this year the EU laws on vacuum cleaners have changed, meaning less energy efficient models are banned from sale within these countries. Now, vacuum machines that use more than 900 watts, or are louder than 80 decibels, will be banned and only sold until their current stock runs out.

There are common misconceptions that energy efficient vacuums ‘suck’, yet energy experts say the best low-power appliances clean just as well as the higher-wattage machines. So, the new regulations mean vacuums will be just as effective, but they’ll use up less energy – and provide a much more pleasant experience for the user.

The recent decision was made in the hope of making Europe more energy-efficient. With this new regulation, by 2020, Europe should save up to 20 TWh of energy – the equivalent of the annual electricity consumption of Belgium! This also means over six million tonnes of CO2 will not be emitted. But, not only is this regulation good for the environment, it’s also kind on your businesses’ bottom line; using less energy will also spell a reduction in your bills.

The European Commission has suggested that, over the lifetime of the appliance, more efficient models of vacuum cleaners can save you more than £50. In fact, it’s suspected that efficiency standards are so effective at driving down bills and emissions, that these reductions will be kept in place after Brexit.


What does this mean for UK businesses?


what do the new EU regulations mean for UK businesses

So, what does this mean for you? If you already have a machine that exceeds the new regulations, don’t panic! You won’t be required to replace your current vacuum cleaner. But, it is advised that businesses invest in more energy efficient vacuums – such as the new range of Diversey TASKI AERO vacuum cleaners.

Diversey offer a range of models that meet both the new EU requirements and the needs of your business, including the TASKI AERO 8 Tub, TASKI AERO 8 PLUS , TASKI AERO 15 Tub and TASKI AERO 15 Plus vacuum cleaners.

The Diversey TASKI AERO has both the lowest wattage on the market, at just 585 watts, and thanks to the patented TASKI whisper technology, the lowest sound level at just 50 decibels. These features make its power usage far below the new requirements. However, it doesn’t scrimp on suction either; its power is superior to even the TASKI Vento, which is already best in class for suction abilities! So, why not invest in a new, more efficient vacuum cleaner now, and start reaping the benefits right away.

We hope you’ve found this blog helpful in understanding the new EU vacuum cleaner regulations, and of what this means for you and your business. Don’t forget to take a look at our range of vacuum cleaners and accessories, so you have everything you need to make your business shine!

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One thought on “What You Need to Know About the New EU Vacuum Cleaner Regulations

  1. Marcel

    Great cleaning results and high efficiency based on modern technolgies. Very good example of an industry change where in the past we had vacuums with 1600W or more we have now only 585W!