Do you know about the ecodesign directive?

Discover what it is and how it affects you

DEADLINE 1 JANUARY 2018
SECTOR HEATING PRODUCTS
LOCATIONS EUROPE
LEGISLATION REGULATION (EU) 2015/1188

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All our products have been manufactured in compliance with the new ECODESIGN regulations. So you can easily identify them, all our products include a badge that shows their certification with these regulations.

What are the ecodesign regulations?

The new 2009/125/CE directive, which comes into force on 1 January 2018, states that the European Commission establishes a minimum ecological design requirement for products that consume energy, such as electric radiators. These products generate an environmental impact that we all want to reduce.

The new legislation aims to reduce the environmental impact of energy consuming products by improving their design and performance.

What is the objective?

Within the heating market, there are different products with varying degrees of consumption and environmental impact factors. Therefore, it is important to classify these types of products according to criteria that is based on ecological design.

The final objective is to guide the consumer to base their purchase on technical criteria, rather than price or aesthetics.

WHICH PRODUCTS DOES IT AFFECT?

This directive affects appliances intended for domestic heating with a power equal to or less than 50kW and appliances intended for commercial heating with a power equal to or less than 120kW.

ELECTRIC HEATING PRODUCTS (SPACE HEATERS) AFFECTED:

Radiators (Dry and fluid filled)

Towel Rails (Dry and fluid filled)

Underfloor heating systems

Electric fires

Storage and panel heaters

Portable heaters

Infra-red heaters

ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTIVE, WHICH PRODUCTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED AS OF 1 JANUARY 2018?

Non-compliant products can no longer be manufactured for sale from 1 January 2018.

The minimum (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER) varies according to the individual product and the energy source that it consumes. It is expressed as a percentage and is obtained through a formula that assesses different factors and characteristics of the product.

For electric heating, the minimum value must be equal to or greater than 38%. All products concerned from Rointe reach and even exceed this value.

HOW CAN I IDENTIFY THE PRODUCTS THAT MEET THE REGULATIONS?

As of 1 January 2018, all products must include an information table in the instruction manual (see below), which show the compliance with the regulations.

Description Symbol Value Measurement Description Symbol Value Measurement
Heat Power

Useful Efficiency

(NCV)
Nominal Heat Power
Pnom x,x KW Useful Efficiency at Nominal Heat Power ηth,nom x,x %
Minimum Heat Power
(indicative)
Pnom x,x//N.A. KW Useful Efficiency at Nominal Heat Power
ηth,min x,x/N.A %
Auxilary consumption of electricity Auxilary consumption of electricity
Nominal Heat Power
elmax x,xxx kW Single level Heat Power without internal temperature control [sí/no]
Minimal Heat Power
elmin x,xxx kW Two or more manual levels, without internal temperature control [sí/no]
In STAND-BY mode elSB x,xxx kW With internal temperature control (mechanical thermostat) [sí/no]
  With electronic control of interior temperature [sí/no]
With electronic control of interior temperature and daily timer [sí/no]
With electronic control of interior temperature and weekly timer [sí/no]
Other control options
Interior temperature control with presence detector
[sí/no]
Interior temperature control with presence detector [sí/no]
With remote control option [sí/no]
With adaptive start up control [sí/no]
With limitation of operating time [sí/no]
With black lamp sensor [sí/no]
Need for permanent PILOT power  
Need for PILOT energy (if applicable)
Ppilot [x,xxx/N.A.] kW
Contact information
Name and address of the manufacturer (or authorised representative).
(*) NOx = Nitrogen Oxides.

THE ROINTE PROMISE

We certify that all our radiators, towel rails and underfloor heating systems comply with, and exceed, the minimum requirements establised in the regulations.

For your safety, please purchase certified products only.

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