What is Lot 20?
From 1st January 2018, all local space heaters manufactured for sale in the EU which use electricity, gas or liquid fuels must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. The aim of this legislation is to remove inefficient technologies and reduce the energy used by the products that heat our homes, helping to achieve our overall carbon reduction targets.
Why is it being introduced?
The Ecodesign Directive aims to set mandatory minimum requirements for individual product groups.
It provides EU-wide rules putting a duty of care on manufacturers to improve the efficiency of their products. It also means that products that are unable to achieve compliance will no longer be manufactured or imported, removing inefficient products from EU and UK markets.
How does it effect you?
End-users can be confident that they have a better-quality product, using smart technologies that can help keep running costs to a minimum with increased control. This improved energy efficiency of the products may help increase their properties energy ratings, and running costs will decrease.
Is there an additional cost to it?
Lot 20 requires that the consumption and emissions for local space heaters must be reduced by applying “existing, non-proprietary technologies” without an increase in the combined costs of purchasing and operating the products.
With Plusheat product solutions, there is no additional cost to existing pricing, giving you the peace of mind of being compliant whilst making further savings on the lifetime running costs.
Are Plusheat products Lot 20 compliant?
Plusheat Infrared heaters together with either the T13 or T16 controllers are fully compliant with EC Directive 2009/125/EC for Ecodesign of local space heaters. Plusheat will be providing its Infrared heating panels and the T13/T16 controllers as part of a compliant product solution. And we are not stopping there. Going forward, to drive efficiency even further by investing in our new Smart Technology Control system, which includes temperature control with presence detection, open window detection, distance control via an app, and even adaptive start control to suit the requirements of the user. So you can be rest assured you are receiving the most efficient, low carbon, lowest usage cost, smart heating system with Plusheat product solutions.