“Energy labelling of product offers transparency to specifiers and end-users who will now have a clear guide for choosing the most efficient units available,” said Chris Goggin, Associate Director of Rinnai UK.
“Rinnai brings to market the most extensive range of ‘A’ rated appliances with load profiles ranging from small domestic models to XXL sized industrial units,” said Goggin.
“The ‘A’ rating applies to when a unit is in use – i.e. when fuel is being used, and as an ‘A’ rated Rinnai unit only uses fuel when water is being drawn, the energy label cements our reputation for efficiency, as continuous flow water heaters suffer no standing losses with storage counterparts”.
When Rinnai water heaters are paired with solar thermal, and the latest intelligent controls are used for ultimate heat recovery, even higher efficiencies can be achieved, he added.
Rinnai is also set up to offer installers expert help with system labelling. Installers will be responsible for creating the labels for those installations that combine a water heater with renewables, for example.
On 26 September 2015, The Energy Related Products (ERP) Directive, incorporating Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives for water heaters (Lot 2), comes into force, meaning that water-heating products sold in the UK will need to meet minimum energy performance criteria in order to be legally placed on the market, and will require an energy label.