With the introduction of the Energy Label, only vacuum cleaners running at less than 1,600 W may be sold – and the limit falls to less than 900 W from 1 September 2017. This saves energy and protects the environment. Bosch welcomes the introduction of the Energy Label: This creates an enormous energy saving potential for the 210 million households in Europe. The crucial factor with a vacuum cleaner is not only the energy efficiency class, but also, in particular, the cleaning class in the lower part of the label. It is shown separately for carpets and hard floors. The noise level and dust emission class – which indicates how clean the exhaust air is – are further important factors to consider when choosing your vacuum cleaner.