By 2020 the total electricity consumption of all glandless circulating pumps operated in the European Union for heating and air conditioning has to be halved. This also includes the normal small circulating pumps that we still have in many homes that pump water around our central heating systems . This is the objective of an EU ordinance under the European ErP (Eco-Design) Directive which now regulates the energy efficiency of this type of pump as of the 1 January 2013. Further requirements are being planned for the 1st August 2015 when these regulations will apply to the small pumps incorporated in combi and system boilers installed on new systems or in renovation projects where a new boiler is attached to an existing heating system.
An overall reduction of 11 million tonnes per year is estimated as these changes are thought to be likely to provide a reduction in EU-wide carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
In order to achieve this goal set by the European Commission, the EU ordinance prohibits the sale of technically outmoded, inefficient pump models from 2013 onwards. That included the basic static speed pumps that are outside of the boiler in domestic properties as of 1st Jan this year and pumps in Conbis and system boilers as of August 2015. So now you have to Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator.
The important thing to recognise while determining which pump models can continue to be used from now on is the energy efficiency index (EEI).
Why do we now have to Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool
As of January 2013, the limit EEI value of glandless circulating pumps installed outside the Boiler – external pumps – not those incorporated in combi or system boilers at this stage – will be defined as 0.27. Pumps will be better than the minimum requirements of the current A rated pumps as the energy efficiency classes specified at present will then become superfluous.
I the near future (August 2015) the EEI limit value will be reduced to 0.23. This will also apply to glandless circulation pumps, designed to operate in newly installed heat generators or solar thermal systems (integrated pumps). In the last implementation stage, from 2020 the regulations will also apply to the replacement of integrated pumps in existing heat generators and domestic boilers.
Many energy efficient single pumps offer potential electricity savings of up to 90% compared to standard pumps without speed control. They already comply with the first stage requirements for 2013 and with the limit values of the second stage of the glandless circulating pump ordinance due for 2015.
The new regulation on circulators will shift the market towards the intelligent high efficiency circulators that are capable of adjusting their performance to meet the specific needs of the heating system.
By 2020 across the 27 European member states, the EU Commission estimates that inefficient circulators are responsible for about a 20% share of household energy bills and removing them and replacing them with intelligent circulators could save as much as €2.2 billion – equivalent to the total annual electricity consumption of Ireland!
To make savings of up to 18% of your electricity Install New CH Pump uk with an ‘A’ Rated Domestic Heating Circulator in Liverpool. This along with other energy efficiency controls (that are set correct) could save you even more.
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