We have always emphasized that you should use infrared heaters (or any heating system for that matter) in conjunction with a thermostat. Did you know that this year this actually become mandatory? We explain what the new EU ecodesign requirements are all about and how they will benefit you.
What are the requirements of the new ERP directive (LOT20)*?
According to the new ERP directive (LOT20) from 2018 on all infrared heaters as well as other electric, oil and gas heaters must be sold and used together with a thermostat. But beware that not all thermostats comply with the ecodesign requirements. Using a mechanic thermostat or even an electronic room temperature control with simple day timer function is just not enough anymore. The new ERP directive (LOT20 ) ensures that users will heat as energy efficient as possible this year. This can only be achieved with more advanced temperature control systems.
Which functions should a thermostat have?
There are several functions that would be good to have, but not all are actually necessary to comply with the ecodesign requirements.
- electronic room temperature control plus week timer
- room temperature control, with presence detection
- room temperature control, with open window detection
- distance control option (Wifi control option)
- adaptive start control
- working time limitation
- black bulb sensor
The more functions your thermostat has, the more energy you can actually save!
Sundirect’s solution to the new ecodesign requirements