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Energy Related Products ErP Directive Explained

Blog12 January 2015

With the Energy related Products (ErP) directive due to come into force in September 2015, you can rest assured Ideal will be right by your side every step of the way.

On 26th September 2015 a new Energy related Product (ErP) directive from the EU comes into force.

The ErP directive designed to help the EU achieve its target to reduce energy use by 20% and increase the share of renewable energies by 20% by 2020. It will affect all space and water heaters, ensuring they meet minimum efficiency requirements, and require the same type of energy efficiency labels as fridges and freezers.

You will still be able to install products purchased prior 26th September but after this date, boiler manufacturers and installers will have to ensure that the products they use and the systems they commission, meet the minimum requirements within this new Energy related Products directive.

Space and water heating products will be required to have an energy label, already familiar on other white goods such as A+++ rated dishwashers/washing machines, and manufacturers will only be able to sell compliant products after 26th September 2015.

Low-rated water heating products (such as those which might be rated in bands F or G) will not be permitted under the new directive.

Boiler manufacturers will be responsible for ensuring their products have compliant energy labelling while you, the installer, will be responsible for providing the energy labelling for a complete heating system. You will need to calculate a system efficiency figure, based on the different components of the system (boiler, controls, renewables etc), which will then be added to the energy efficiency label to complete the installation.

There will an initial period of adjustment, however you will be supported by Ideal throughout the process. You will need to understand what you can legally install and help the householder understand how to make the best choice for their home.

We’re gearing up to support you throughout the ErP process with a range of tools such as training courses and added support via our Installer Connect app.

All this could sound daunting but don’t worry, we’re here to help!

If you have any questions or concerns, you can turn to Ideal and we’ll have the answers.

Call our Technical Help team on 01482 498 663 or email [email protected]

Alternatively, why not book on a training course and speak to one of our Technical Trainers . Just visit https://idealheating.com/installers/training

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