Energy Efficiency Directive (EED 2015/1188)
From January 2018, all local space heaters manufactured for sale in the EU must comply with a minimum efficiency standard under EU 2015/1188 (otherwise known as Lot 20) of the Energy Efficiency Directive,which will bring the biggest shake up in electric space heating ever known.
What does this Mean to us all?
This means that all electric radiators/panel heaters, electric underfloor heating and electric fires manufactured or sold in Europe after 1st January 2018 must comply with the minimum efficiency standard.So even electric heaters that are made out side of the EU, will have to comply if they are to be sold in the EU.
What will change?
The primary aim for EU Directive 2015/118, is to reduce our energy consumption through accurate management. The key is to modernise electric heating appliances and minimise wasted energy. The scenario is similar to the directive a few years ago, when our light bulbs were changed for the new energy saving versions.
However in this case the objective will be driven by using intelligent timers, controls and sensors. Standard on/off heating appliances without such controls will no longer be available from reputable and responsible manufacturers.
What technologies are included?
To manage the running times and costs of your chosen appliance; A compliant heaters will in general include 3 key features:
-24/7 time and temperature control, either built in or through wireless/WIFI APP.
-Electronic thermostatic control for accurate room temperature measurement.
-Open window/door recognition so the heater can reduce usage if the user leaves a door or window open reducing the room temperature rapidly. Some radiators will have a smart start facility included, which allows the heater to choose the time it engages to bring the room up to the required temperature set by the user.
Byecold Infrared panel heater have developed a Thermostat system, which can control the heater intelligently and make our heaters perform more efficiently.
Visit the website for more details of the Byecold Smart Control Solutions.