It’s Good News For Tubular Heater Owners
Lot 20 is an EU directive that is aiming to reduce the effect heating our homes has on the planet.
We’re all becoming conscious of the effect that we have on the planet, and many of us make everyday decisions to try and lessen our impact on the environment. As well as those small, individual choices that we make at home, world leaders are taking steps to minimise harmful emissions on a bigger scale too. A new initiative, EcoDesign Lot 20 (or Lot 20 for short) aims to do just that. So what does it mean for you?
About Lot 20
For a long time, the European Union has been committed to reducing carbon emissions all over the continent. Lot 20 focuses on our use of local space heaters, and from January 2018 they will all need to meet minimum efficiency standards. This is ‘is to remove inefficient technologies and reduce the energy used by the products that heat our homes, helping to achieve our overall carbon reduction targets’. So essentially, it’s all about making sure that the heating solutions we use are working as efficiently as possible, and that they’re being powered by innovative, environmentally-friendly technology.
We’re on board, despite Brexit
As everyone is aware, we’re leaving the European Union within the next two years. We did sign up to the EcoDesign directive before Brexit proceedings began though, so it is something that we will be honouring even after we have left. So in the near future, heaters for indoor spaces will need to have ‘intelligent controls’ to work as efficiently as possible. These intelligent controls include a timer control, thermostatic control and smart delayed start control. Don’t panic if you don’t know what these do just yet – your provider will give you all the information you need.
Some heaters are exempt
Some kinds of heaters are exempt from Lot 20, including tubular heaters. So if you’re a convert to this incredibly cheap and effective way of heating your home, then nothing will need to change for you. If you’re unsure, look at the new rules and regulations to make sure that you’ll be heating your home without hurting the planet. Without much effort on your part, you’ll be able to help preserve our world for the generations to come.