Energy class induction hobs: info on consumption and on the energy label of induction hobs. Things to know before buying.
Energy Label or Energy Label
Induction hobs are not covered byobligationenergy label, which is why it is really difficult to disentangle consumption. In reality, it is easy to understand how much an induction hob consumes, what is difficult is to compare the various products on the market. Consumption tells us how much the device will absorb but not how efficient it is. So, if you are considering purchasing an induction hob ... you have to face some more difficulties because theenergy label(energy label) will not meet you.
Energy class induction hobs
If the energy label is missing, theenergy efficiency classes. It is not surprising. After all, the energy label (and therefore also the energy class) became mandatory for dryers only in 2013.
On 6 July 2016, a new revision of theenergy labelappliances. This revision aims to standardize the energy classes of the various appliances and will introduce over 20 categories of new devices. In this preliminary draft there should also be indications for theinduction hobs. Although the first draft dates back to 2016, manufacturers will be obliged to introduce theenergy ratingto induction hobs not before the end of 2018. To be always updated onenergy classes of household appliancesand in particular, on the energy class of induction hobs, you can visit the official web page ofenergy label: www.newemergylanel.com.
Induction hobs, electricity consumption
In the absence of the energy label, how can we understand how much an induction cooker consumes?At the time of purchase, you cannot know theenergy ratingbut you can know themaximum absorbed power.
The maximum power absorbed by ainduction cookerputs a strain on the classic 3 kW electricity supply contract. Generally, an induction hob can absorb from 3 to 8 kW. The hobs that absorb only 3.2 kW, generally have two or single "fire".
There is no shortage on the marketinduction hobswith technology capable ofcontain consumption. In this case, however, lower consumption does not equate to greater efficiency of the device, but to lower absorbed power. To be clear, a bit like cars that consume less in "eco" mode but also go slower ... For more information: induction cookers, consumption.
THEenergy consumptionof an induction hob are closely related to the use of "cookers"Active. Everyinduction cookerit can be adjusted to various electrical intensities.
For example, button 1 of the cooking zone with a diameter of 21 cm corresponds to 100 Watt. Key one of theinduction platewith a diameter of 14.5 cm, it sees an electrical absorption of 75 W. The number of absorption levels (power) vary according to the manufacturer. They typically range from 1 - 12.
Induction cooker and electric meter
With the classic 3.3 kW meter, the risk that the “current jumps” is very high when the induction cooker is in operation. Not everyone knows that from 1 January 2017, the cost of electricity per single kilowatt no longer changes based on the power of the electrical connection.
Until a few years ago, those who had a more powerful meter (4, 6 or 7 kW) were forced to pay a higher cost per single kilowatt, today the electricity costs have been amortized. Only the fixed expense changes, which, rightly, increases as power increases.
Anyone with an induction cooktop should activate a 6 kW connection. For this upgrade the supplier asks for a one-off cost of around 280 euros. In addition, there will be an increase in the bill (fixed contractual quota) which varies according to the electricity supplier.