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Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Nov 2017 Heating, Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Dimplex site helps you switch on to Lot 20

Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation, the manufacturer behind the Dimplex, Creda and Nobo brands, has launched a dedicated website on the upcoming Lot 20 regulations, designed to help contractors, installers, merchants, wholesalers and others in the trade get to grips with how the new standard will affect electrical heating appliances.

From January 2018, all local space heaters manufactured for sale into the EU must comply with a minimum efficiency standard under Lot 20 of the Energy Efficiency Directive – a measure aimed at phasing out inefficient technologies and reducing the energy used in homes.

It means that all local space heaters using electricity, gaseous or liquid fuels must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. This includes electric panels, radiators, storage heaters and electric fires.

The website – www.lot20.co.uk – provides comprehensive guidelines on how Lot 20 will affect popular electrical heating appliances including storage heaters, direct acting heaters, portable heaters, radiant heaters and electric fires.

The site also will explain how the legislation is set to affect individual customer types and provides an online product efficiency calculator tool.

Another feature of the Lot 20 website is a series of frequently asked questions, plus useful hints and tips on how installers can optimise Lot 20-compliant products that come with new, algorithm-driven smart features.

The new features will include more advanced controls such as electronic room temperature control with seven-day timer, open window detection, distance control via an app, and even adaptive start control to suit the individual requirements of the user.