LOT 20 is part of European Energy Reduction legislation. The aim is to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of local space heaters in residential and commercial buildings. All heater types have been assessed to give each technology its
LOT 20 compliance
Lot 20 compliance is part of European energy reduction legislation. It aims to improve the energy efficiency and environmental impact of local space heaters in residential & commercial buildings by forcing heater manufacturers to introduce more sophisticated controls.
The legislation anticipates significant energy savings can be made by accurate heating of rooms only when the heat is required and to avoid wasteful overheating endemic in units of older design without sophisticated controls.
For electrical heaters, simple controls with a temperature dial (low, medium, high, Eco) will be made obsolete and instead manufacturers will have to specify a minimum of a thermostat with a week timer and a minimum of either a remote control or app, “window open” detection or a more predictive startup function (to minimise wasteful warm-up times where these may not be needed).
What is Lot 20 and how do I comply? Herschel Infrared explains how the new Ecodesign legislation from the EU affects electric heating. Effective from 1 January 2018, new legislation from the EU 2015/1188 (otherwise known as Lot 20) will