Aquarea Energy Label ErP

Fridges, dishwashers, washing machines, ovens – it all started with white goods in the 1990s. Today, other energy-consuming appliances also carry the European ErP energy efficiency label, such as TV sets, lighting and – since September 2014 – even vacuum cleaners. Since 2013 the regulations already apply to air conditioners and pumps. As of September 2015, it will also apply to room heaters, water heaters and storage water heaters. "ErP" stands for Energy related Products.
Now, minimum energy efficiency requirements for energy efficient solutions (the Ecodesign Directive) are also specified for manufacturers of system and combi boilers, water heaters and DHW cylinders.
This directive, valid throughout the European Union, and the label associated with it are intended to assist consumers in their purchasing decisions and to help reduce private energy demand, as well as combat climate change.
From 26th September 2015, installers can be assured that all products manufactured after this date will be sold with the required ErP labels which will aid installers with their paperwork. While it is the manufacturer’s responsibility to issue their products with the required labels, the installers will need to calculate and issue an efficiency label for the entire heating system. Whether installing a new heating system or installing new boilers, controls or renewables into an existing system, it is, and will continue to be, the installer’s responsibility to calculate and issue efficiency labels. Calculators which assist installers with this process are available on the Panasonic Heating & Cooling Solutions website.
Information on the energy label
The rating system for heating heat pumps classifies them into nine efficiency categories. The best energy efficiency category is A++. Category G identifies appliances with significantly weaker values. The ErP label for system boilers shows its efficiency category on a scale from A++ to G (to D for heat pumps, from A to G for hot water cylinders). In August 2019, a more rigorous scale will be introduced from A+++ to D, and from A+ to G for hot water cylinders.

Panasonic will supply the energy label and a product fiche for all delivered products affected by these regulations, which sales partners, traders and contractors must use when labelling our products.