For two years, EU regulations and guidelines on compulsory labeling of heating systems and water heaters in all Member States have entered into force and LabelPack A +, a European project supporting the introduction of ” label on this market, reported a mixed record on implementation.
Do not remain a “missed opportunity”
The regulations required that all new water and space heating solutions and products with a capacity of up to 70KW be labeled with an information sheet on their energy efficiency.
These labels allow consumers to know the energy efficiency of a system that combines multiple devices (package or package label) to illustrate the overall efficiency of the system when combined with renewable energy systems , such as solar thermal energy.
“The package label is an interesting concept, with the potential to empower consumers with their purchasing decisions for heating solutions, making it easier to evaluate the most effective and sustainable offers,” says Pedro Dias, Secretary General of Solar Heat Europe (ESTIF). “Nevertheless, this idea may turn into a lost opportunity due to implementation problems.”