Ecodesign is an approach to designing electric heating with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle.

“All local space electric heaters manufactured for sale in the EU after 1st January 2018 which use electricity, or liquid fuels, must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. This includes electric radiators, electric under floor heating and electric and gas fires.”

What does this mean?
Very basically… From 1st January 2018 all electric space heaters sold in the UK must meet a set of minimum efficiency standards, this means that at the very least all heaters will have to incorporate intelligent room temperature controls to minimise wasted energy and comply with
Energy Related Products Regulations (ERP)

Livingstone Creative Heating Eco Design “Lot 20” Compliant : 

•High accuracy temperature control +-0,1°.

•24/7 programming functions, and integrated real time energy consumption.

•Ergonomic digital thermostat.

•Controllable with smartphone app.

Can correction factors for electric local space heaters be claimed if the control is not provided with the appliance?

As per the definitions, the electric heating product needs to be “equipped” with the controls when placed on the market or put into service. This means that the control can be external, but it needs to be placed on the market with the product in order to claim correction factor.

The intelligent heating control cannot be optional; it needs to be placed on the market or put into service together with the local space heater.

Ecodesign Lot 20 Compliant electric heaters.