ErP or Lot 20 Heater（Energy related products）,what’s happening and changing in the electric space heating field?
As is known to all(maybe just importers,wholesalers and distributors) all Europeans, the loacl space heaters shall meet the ecodesign requirements from 1 January 2018 in order to reduce emissions and improve energy efficiency.Now the new regulation has been entered into force for half a month,what is the reaction to the market and what is the impact on the infrared panel heaters field?
Manufacturers are required to incorporate functions within their electric local space heaters, which may include temperature controls with day/week timers,electronic room temperature control, adaptive start control and distance control functions and open window detection, making the heaters more sophisticated.
The challenge for manufacturers of space heating products is that the design of local space heaters must meet the ecodesigh requirements and also meet the demands of market without increasing too much extra cost.
Actually,the ErP(Lot 20 in UK)legislation from the EU 2015/1188 is set to bring about the biggest shake up in electric space heating to-date.But the first industry participants to feel the crunch is importers. The orginal manufacturers have to upgrade the room heaters or heating panels in order to meet the ecodesign requirements, which will increase the cost of production cost,R&D cost and material cost(maily funciton is temperature management and smart control),this series of changes finally affect the cooperation betweent manufacturers and importers. Some importers may find that the prices of ErP standard heaters rising a lot,so they may have no choice but to find a new suppliers of electric heaters. And also, the importers may have to adjust their marketing strategy and product scopes.
3.To professional wholesalers
Wholesalers are also big groups in this electric space heating field.They purchases and sells a lot of many different kinds of heaters.So they have to face the changes.Wholesalers will be in a good position to specify the latest energy efficient products, and by using smart technologies that can help reduce running costs will give their customers confidence that they have a better quality product.
4. To End-users
End-users maybe not sensitive with the changes of the ErP regulation.They are at a passive position in receiving the market changes.But once end-users are aware of the ErP and know the advantages of smart control products, they will be very interested in looking for high quality space heaters,so this is just a good opportunity to supply high quality ErP heaters to educate consumers their habit and cognition.
Last but not least,the ErP regulation is intended to save energy and protect the environment,so the heating field will get more and more intelligent with higher-technology.Although infrated panel heaters or infrared heating panels is just a segmentation of the electric room heater field ,but Byecold is doing our best to produce better panel heaters,which is a ray of sunshine, let your room even in the cold winter can feel the warmth of spring.