- Buying a New System
- Flues in voids
- How to fit a CO alarm
- Green Deal
- Renewable Heat Incentive and the Renewable Heat Premium Payment
- Microgeneration Strategy and Action Plan
- Keep the cold out this winter
- Help for Frozen Condensate Pipes
- Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)
- Heating Maintenance
- Eco Design of Energy Related Products directive
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Eco Design of Energy Related Products directive
- Sets a frame work for mandatory minimum standards across Europe
- Most energy using appliances included
- Should be implemented for heating products by 2013
- New energy labels will be required
- Installers will be involved in setting the overall efficiency of a heating system
The Directive establishes a framework of mandatory requirements for energy using and energy related products sold in all 27 Members States.
For heating products the proposals have yet to be finalised. But it is likely that a new system of energy labels will be introduced.
All measures that make up a heating system will contribute to the overall efficiency rating.
This will allow customers to make informed choices on all aspects of their system. Controls and energy saving add-ons will all contribute to a final rating.
It will be based on the familiar A-G rating scale with renewable technologies an A++ rating.
The final product label for the heating system will be generated by the installer. They will add all the components together and calculate the final efficiency. There will be a guide to make calculations simple and consistent.
It will be policed by building regulations.