As an approved appliance manufacturer, you may already be aware of some of the impending changes coming into force for solid fuel burning appliances as part of recent changes to European legislation.
As of 1st January 2020, all biomass independent boiler appliances (those that do not provide heat into the room in which they are installed) are now required to meet new stringent maximum emission limits for seasonal efficiency, particulate matter, organic gaseous compounds, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides, to support government incentives in improving the UK’s overall air quality.
As part of the previous 2019 HETAS Guide renewal, we have been working closely with those approved biomass boiler manufacturers to ensure the necessary emission performance criteria have been met, and associated additional marketing criteria are also in place. Those appliances not meeting the new efficiency and emission limits have now subsequently been removed from the HETAS Guide altogether, to ensure continued compliance with UK (and EU) legislation, and to allow for easier consumer and installer identification of those appliance that meet the necessary legal requirements.
From 1st January 2022, the Ecodesign legislation will extend to all solid fuel heating appliances, including roomheater stoves and roomheater stoves with boilers. From this date it is important for appliance manufacturers to ensure all solid fuel heating appliances placed on the market are in full compliance with all required testing and performance requirements.
A breakdown of the new seasonal efficiency requirements can be found in the table below;
A list of manufacturers and stoves/boilers listed as HETAS Ecodesign Compliant is available using the link below.
For further information on requirements surrounding Ecodesign for appliance manufacturers, retailers and installers, please visit the HETAS Technical Area (login required) or contact the HETAS technical helpline on 01684 278190.