Intelli Heat and EcoDesign, pushing the electric heating industry towards compliance since 2013.
Through the Cali Sense eco-design range IntelliHeat have been pioneering the integration of Intelligent heating controls on direct acting electric heating systems since 2013. Indeed we have worked tirelessly to deliver an intelligent, highly efficient and fully controllable heating system to the UK market. Indeed we have promoted the EcoDesign legislations key drivers in each of our ranges since the first promotion of the 2016 standards.
What is EcoDesign Lot 20?
Lot 20 is a new Eco-design legislation which comes into effect from the 1st of January 2018 and will mandate that all electric space heaters, electric radiators comply with a set of minimum efficiency guidelines, and use enhancing features. This new legislation from the EU 2015/1188 is set to bring about the biggest shake up in electric space heating to-date. The 1st January 2018 heralds the largest upheaval the electric heating industry has experienced in decades, with new energy efficiency regulations coming into play that will likely change the landscape of available products and manufacturers. Lot 20 states that:
“All local space electric heaters manufactured for sale in the EU after 1st January 2018 which use electricity, gaseous or liquid fuels, must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. This includes electric radiators, electric under floor heating and electric and gas fires.”
What does LOT 20 this mean?
Very basically… From 1st January 2018 all local space electric heaters manufactured in the EU must meet a set of minimum efficiency standards, this essentially means all heaters will have to incorporate intelligent room temperature controls to minimise wasted energy.
What are intelligent heating controls?
Intelligent controls managing the running times of your heater will incorporate three key features.
24 hour or Timer Control. This could be an integral programmer or wireless through a smartphone app with WIFI connectivity.
Thermostatic Control. Accurate room temperature measurement by an electronic thermostat.
Smart Start Control. V27, Open door or window recognition, presence detection technology reduces wasted energy when a thermostat detects a drop in temperature the heater will choose when to provide heat.