Ideal Boilers: making ErP simple

Looking to make installers’ lives easier, Ideal Boilers has developed an online calculator to make ErP calculations simple.

Ideal Boilers: making ErP simple

On September 26th 2015, a new Energy related Product (ErP) directive from the EU will come into force, ensuring space and water heaters meet minimum efficiency requirements. The regulation comes in two parts: Ecodesign and Energy Labelling.

Ecodesign defines minimum levels of efficiency for boilers with an output of up to 400kW, and manufacturers will be responsible for ensuring products comply with the regulations.

Energy Labelling, on boilers with an output of up to 70kW, will mean homeowners can compare the energy efficiency of products to reduce their energy consumption. Manufacturers will be responsible for supplying labels for their products and a standard table of information relating to that product, known as a ‘fiche’.

Installers supplying a complete heating system will be responsible for providing householders with the Energy Label and fiche. The online calculator enables installers to input efficiency data for a boiler, control, or solar product, to generate a package label to give to their customer.

The online calculator also includes all boiler and controls area values through a ‘pick list’, and simplifies inputting the solar values. Additionally, the installer will be able to print, save, and email the label once it is made.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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