Everything you need to know about ecodesign lot 20

01/03/2019 /
Electric Radiator Solutions Team

Ecodesign Lot 20 Electric Radiators

Tackling environmental issues such as climate change isn’t something that can be done easily - everyone needs to play a part in reducing their impact on this planet. The best way individuals can help is by reducing their carbon footprint by taking everyday carbon emissions into consideration.

This blog takes a look at how we can use electricity more efficiently via utilising Lot 20 technologies for radiators, in order to reduce both the amount of fuel needed to generate electricity and the amount of greenhouse gases and other air pollution emitted as a result.

What is Lot 20?

In January 2018, it was announced that all local space heaters manufactured for sale in the EU which use electricity, gas or liquid fuels must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. The aim of this legislation is to remove inefficient technologies and reduce the energy used by the products that heat our homes. The EU’s commitment is to aim to achieve a 20 percent energy saving by 2020 helping to achieve our overall carbon reduction targets. Even though this is a EU commitment, the legislation has been written into UK law, so even with the impact of Brexit, Lot 20 will still be highly relevant.

Which products does Lot 20 it apply to?

Lot 20 applies to Local room (or space) heating products; appliances that provide heat to indoor spaces by generating heat in the location within which they are situated.

Lot 20 includes all of the following:

  • Storage heaters
  • Direct acting heaters
  • Portable heaters
  • Radiant heaters
  • Electric fires
  • Gas fires
  • Underfloor heating
  • Infra-red heaters

Why choose a Lot 20 Product from Electric Radiator Solutions?

Although consumers are not obliged to replace existing non-compliant radiators, it is important to be aware of what you will need to look out for once your heating system comes to the end of its life cycle. You may even want to replace your current non compliant radiator anyway as new Lot 20 technologies offer all of the following benefits:

  • End-users can be confident that they have a better-quality product. Due to utilising smarter technologies, running costs can be kept to a minimum with increased control. This improved energy efficiency of the product may also help increase your property's energy ratings, saving you even more money in the long term.
  • Further advances in compliant products have included temperature control with presence or open window detection. Also, some radiators have distance control via an app which offers adaptive controls to suit the requirements you choose in your home. These features allow for individuals to control when the heater should be on, for how long, and if it should turn itself off, therefore saving energy.
  • It also can’t be ignored that all of these factors mean that you will be doing your part to contribute towards a reduction in our planets carbon footprint as well as saving on your energy bill costs.

At Electric Radiator Solutions we can provide you with first class support and advice in finding the best suited Lot 20 product for your household needs. All our products are compliant so can rest assured you're getting a great energy efficient heating solution. Why not start by looking at our recommended Curvo+ Electric Radiator which benefits from all the technologies we have discussed.