Get compliant with regulatory changes to space heaters

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  Posted by: electime      22nd February 2018

With the new year now a distant memory, now is the time for electrical contractors to be aware of the forthcoming regulatory changes to space heaters, which will be introduced to the industry over the next two years.

These updates will see changes for manufacturers, with the implementation of the new Eco Design Lot 20 legislation. Falling under the Energy Related Products (ERP) regulations, it requires that from 1st January 2018 all heaters produced by manufacturers conform to new performance standards.

Electricians will still be able to purchase and install current style heaters until December 2020, however, it is advisable to prepare for upcoming changes to remain in line with regulations.

Manufacturers are currently developing new systems, which may include functions that help users manage and reduce energy consumption, such as thermostatic control, 24-hour temperature control, open door/ window detection and distance control.

Until new heaters become available, ElectricalDirect will continue to sell existing products such as the Hyco 1500w and 2000w panel heaters with timers, and the energy efficient Haverland Electric Radiators.

At ElectricalDirect, electricians can choose from a wide range of over 5,500 quality products, all of which are in stock ready for next day delivery, all over the UK.