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EU imposes new rules on energy-efficiency standards

Condensing boiler Ariston Clas Premium Ages
Condensing boiler Ariston Clas Premium Ages
EU imposes new rules on energy-efficiency standards it has been modified: 2017-02-02 di Benedict Flowers

The new rules on energy efficiency standards entered into force across Europe on 26 September 2015, after many years of study and negotiations. The new European ErP regulation imposes the minimum energy efficiency, for the placing on the market, of products such as boilers and water heaters.

At the same time, to facilitate the comparison between the products, therefore the choice of the consumer, the obligation to affix aenergy label containing information including efficiency class, consumption, noise.

This also applies to online stores which, while before they had to indicate the class to which the product belongs, but not to also denote all the other classes of the scale (A +, A ++, B, etc.), thus making it difficult to compare their efficiency, from entry into force of the EU rules must display complete energy labels.

energy label

New energy label

This is a big change, from which an equally great result is expected as regards the reduction of CO2 emissions, compared to the objectives set for 2020. In fact, the new regulations ban traditional boilers in favor of innovative and more efficient condensing boilers, except in some cases such as in the presence of branched collective flues, not compatible with the new boilers.

It is estimated that starting from 2020 the new measures on energy efficiency standards, stand-by and energy label will strongly reduce European emissions, leading to primary energy savings of 166 MTE, equal to the primary energy needs of our Peninsula, i.e. to the consumption of about 60 million families.

The advantages deriving from the new EU rules for consumers do not only concern the protection of the environment: in fact, greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change will be reduced, but also lower energy consumption, savings on the energy bill and the possibility of being able to compare online products more clearly.

The Italian government implements the new EU rules on energy efficiency standards and recognizes the importance of condensing boilers, In order to reduce gas consumption and pollutant gas emissions, providing tax incentives and the 65 50%%, or through the account thermal energy. Tax deductions for the costs incurred from January 1 2016 31 to December 2016 will be accepted up to 50%, for a maximum amount of EUR 96.000.

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