Viessmann is introducing a labelling tool to help installers comply with the ErP directive, which comes into effect on 26 September.
The regulations will require manufacturers to label individual new products, and heating engineers to label multi-technology systems. To do this, engineers will have to calculate energy efficiency based on the combined components of a system, such as the boiler, controls, and heat pumps. They will then apply an energy rating package label to complete the installation.
To make it easy to calculate a package’s energy efficiency and print the right label, Viessmann will also have an online tool, exclusively for its products, that produces the system label automatically. All the engineer has to do is go online inputs the product codes of the system items being installed.
Another tool, for systems that use products from Viessmann and other manufacturers, gives a spreadsheet that allows engineers to calculate the energy rating and label required.
Viessmann will also provide training for installers, will answer installers’ ErP-related questions via a dedicated email address, and will have a dedicated contact for ErP queries in the company’s technical advice team.
The regulations apply to domestic and commercial boilers, water heaters and cylinders, heat pumps, solar collectors and CHP, with outputs up to 400kW. A system boiler connected to a DHW cylinder is not classified as a multi-technology pack.
Viessmann will issue a list of all its affected products before 26 September.
“The next phase of the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling regulations will soon be with us,” says marketing director, Darren McMahon, “and for installers this mean increased responsibilities. We’d like to reassure installers that Viessmann is introducing systems to help make compliance as smooth a transition as possible.”