September 26th, 2017: On this date, new Ecodesign Directive performance requirements adopted in 2013 will become applicable. Storage water heater with tapping profiles from XS to XL (10L to 300L), representing a majority of the EU market, will be required to have a minimum efficiency class of C to be authorized for sale on the European Market. Consequently, water heater products in D and E classes will be banned from the market.
In parallel, the energy label changes with the introduction of an extra class: the A+ class. All types of storage water heater are concerned. The new label introduction is accompanied by the publication at the beginning of the year of the new standard for measuring energy efficiency of heat pump water heaters: EN 16147: 2016.