The new Energy Related Products (ErP) Directive which came into force in September 2015 means that all hot water cylinders are now required to display an energy rating label which communicates the heat loss factor.
The ErP Directive is designed to improve the energy efficiency and performance standard of products, using any form of energy, which could impact on your carbon footprint.
The Energy labelling Directive is designed to provide a standard and easy to understand label which must be displayed on hot water cylinders with an output <70kW plus a capacity of <500 litres.
The Energy labels are already widely recognised by consumers on appliances such as fridges, freezers and washing machines and are now mandatory on all hot water cylinders manufactured from the September deadline.
Hot Water Cylinders will now be graded from A to G dependent on their efficiency rating which is determined by a number of factors including capacity and the kWh heat loss.
McDonald Engineers’ Managing Director, Bill Stewart, explained “Earlier this year we made a major investment in our new Testing Centre to enable us to facilitate the ErP Directive and provide energy labels for every hot water cylinder we produce.”
He continued, “We are delighted at the high ratings our standard range of hot water cylinders are achieving. However, our ability to manufacture bespoke cylinders to your exact requirements, enables us to offer a unique service to clients who want or need to achieve a higher grading.”
To find out more contact our technical sales team on 01592 611123.