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Energy efficiency at a glance - the EU energy label for heating technology

On domestic appliances such as refrigerators or washing machines, we are familiar with them: the EU energy labels. With the aim of keeping energy consumption as low as possible, we as consumers pay attention to the energy efficiency class of the device - it really should be A or higher.

You can download a suitable energy label for  your heat pump here.

The greatest savings potential lies dormant in our heating.

If you look and the use of energy in private households more precisely, you can see that more that two thirds of the total energy demand is required for heating rooms and domestic hot water. There is therefore huge savings potential in our heating.

Its about time for the new EU directive:

With the cutoff date of September 26, 2015, according to the EU standardised eco-design/ErP guidelines, specific minimum requirements also apply for heat sources, domestic water heaters, and combined systems.
These new minimum requirements with regards to energy efficiency, sound power level, and heat retention losses need to be met by the following products:

  • boilers and heating devices operated using fossil fuels
  • heat pumps and domestic water heaters up to 400 kW,
  • Combined heat and power unit up to 50 kW as well as
  • hot water and buffer storage with a volume of up to 2000 l.

The following must be labelled with the EU energy label:

  • Heat sources of up to 70 kW
  • Heat storage units with 500 l volume

Why you are on the safe side with Kermi:

All system elements in the "Kermi x-optimised heating system" which the guidelines apply to, such as the x-change heat pumps and x-buffer heat storage, meet these new requirements or in most cases, far exceed them.

  • All Kermi x-change heat pumps easily reach energy efficiency class A or higher.
  • All product labels for x-change heat pumps and x-buffer heat storage are saved in the Download centre for you.
  • When using the Kermi x-optimised heating system, it already has the appropriate combination label attached to it in the factory.

You get the green light when it comes to energy efficiency for Kermi x-change heat pumps.

Overview of energy efficiency classes x-change heat pumps:

x-change
heat pump
Energy efficiency class
Heat pump 35 °C / 55 °C
Energy efficiency class
Heat pump incl. control 35 °C
x-change WPLA 12 A++ / A++ A++ / A++
x-change WPLA 16 A++ / A++ A+++ / A++
x-change WPLI 12 A++ / A++ A++ /A++
x-change WPLI 16 A++ / A++ A+++ /A++
x-change WPS 10 A++ / A++ A+++/ A++
x-change WPS 20 A++ / A++ A+++ / A++
x-change compact 6 AW E A+ / A+ A+ /A+
x-change compact 8 AW E A+ /A+ A+ /A+
x-change compact 10 AW E A++ /A+ A++ /A+
x-change compact 14 AW E A+ / A+ A+ /A+
x-change compact cool 6 AW E A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change compact cool 8 AW E A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change compact cool 11 AW E A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change compact cool 14 AW E A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change compact cool 17 AW E A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change terra compact 5 BW I A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change terra compact 7 BW I A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change terra compact 9 BW I A++ / A+ A++ / A+
x-change terra compact 11 BW I A++ / A+ A+++ / A++
x-change terra compact 13 BW I A++ / A++ A++ / A++
x-change terra compact 15 BW I A++ / A++ A+++ / A++
   
x-change heat pump Energy efficiency class
Domestic hot water
Tapping profile
x-change fresh A XL

The product label for heat pumps is set out as follows:

The product label shows the efficiency class for the respective heat source. Efficiency is divided into classes from A++ to G. The Kermi x-change heat pumps are all in efficiency class A or higher.

And this is what you will find on the combination label:

The combination label marks a combination of a room heater with various expansions available to the end user. Thus for example, the combination of an x-change heat pump with an x-center controller is given a combination label. So with a balanced system, such as the Kermi x-optimised heating system - the energy efficiency can additionally be increased.

How do your recognise the EU energy label?

Source: Bundesverband Wärmepumpe (BWP) e.V. (Federal Association for Heat Pumps)