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Winterwarm Heating Solutions
Industrieweg 8
P.O. Box 36
NL-7100 AA Winterswijk

T: +31 (0)543 546300
F: +31 (0)543 546310
E: info@winterwarm.nl
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EcoDesign and ErP

From 1st January 2018, all Winterwarm heaters comply with the latest European regulations detailed in EcoDesign: a European regulation aimed at improving the energy efficiency and other environmental performance criteria of energy related products (ErP). The regulation aims to make the environmental and energy performances of these products more transparent as well as to improve these products by regularly increasing the minimum requirements. The aim of course is to achieve energy savings, create better climate control and reduce the greenhouse effect.

 

The criteria and requirements are determined in the so called ErP legislation which came into force on the 1st of January 2018.  From 1st September 2018, the maximum NOx emission requirements will also be further reduced. Of course Winterwarm has ensured that all of our heaters comply with the new requirements. Any products which are not compliant may no longer be sold in the U.K. as the U.K. will still follows European rules on this subject, even after withdrawal from the EU.

 

Ambitious climate goals

Because of the stricter requirements, it is no longer permitted to sell inefficient and/or polluting heaters in the market and these will, therefore, slowly disappear out of the buildings. The goal of the E.U. is to reduce polluting emissions and energy consumption by 20% in 2020.  From 1st January 2021, the requirements will be even stricter in order to achieve an energy and emission reduction of a further 6%.  It is expected that, at that time, the British government will also follow these European requirements.

 


Winterwarm ErP proof

Despite the significant impact on the market (with some products no longer able to be sold) the consequences for the Winterwarm heaters are limited. The existing WinterwarmXR-series and HR-series (condensing range) already easily meet the new regulations in their current versions. TheTR-series has had to undergo some minor changes to meet the minimum requirements.
Looking ahead to 2021, the HR-series already complies with the stricter requirements, so the Winterwarm condensing heaters are a truly sustainable heating solution for any industrial or commercial environment.