Beginning August 31, 2016, many household appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, single and three-phase electric motors, and electronic and electromagnetic lamp ballasts sold in Colombia are required to display energy efficiency labels established by the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MINMINAS). Energy efficiency labels for commercial refrigeration equipment and gas appliances, such as cooking equipment and water heaters, will become mandatory on August 31, 2017.