What the label shows

Starting from 26 September 2015 a mandatory European energy label will be applied in order to grade space heaters’ performance from A++ (most efficient) to G (least efficient) and water heaters’ performance from A to G.

In addition to these product labels, a package label from A+++ to G will also be needed for when products are installed together. 

What products are included in the new EU regulations?

  • Space heaters (boiler space heaters, cogeneration space heaters, heat pump space heaters, low-temperature heat pumps, boiler combination heaters, heat pump combination heaters) 
  • Packages (space heater or combination heater and temperature control and / or solar device) 
  • Water heaters (conventional water heaters, solar water heaters, heat pump water heaters, hot water storage tanks)
  • Packages of water heater and solar device.

Whose responsibility is it for labelling products?

Manufacturers, installers, merchants and importers of space and water heaters, will have the responsibility of properly labelling their products, i.e.:

Manufacturers shall:

  • Provide a printed energy label for each space and water heater, as well as a product fiche;
  • Include a product fiche in the product brochure or other literature provided with the product;
  • Reference the product seasonal heating energy efficiency class in product advertisements and technical promotional material;
  • Make the energy label and the fiche available to dealers in electronic format for each model;

Dealers shall:

  • Equip each space and water heater on display at the point of sale with the respective printed energy label;
  • Provide a package label when selling a space heater and combining it with a control, 
  • Provide a package label when selling a water heater and combining it with a solar device;
  • Provide the product fiche when products are marketed without the end user being able to see the label;
  • Reference the product seasonal heating energy efficiency class in product advertisements and technical promotional material;
  • Show the electronic energy label and fiche for selling through the internet.

EC final guidelines can be found at the following link: [CLICK HERE]

Where can I find more information about these EU regulations?

EHI company members have already made significant investment to get ready for the new energy labels and have allocated considerable resources to train and inform those specialised professionals (often SMEs), who will have a key role in explaining the energy label to end-users. Specific information for each National Association can be found here.

Example of energy label for heat pump space heater.

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