Last year, the electrical heating industry underwent a radical transformation that affected the design and development of heating products and radiators; a regulation known as Lot 20.
Traditionally, electric heating systems have been the cause of much wasted energy in the UK and Europe for the past decade. Lot 20 was introduced by the European Eco-Design Directive, and provides legislation that aims to help the EU achieve its overall carbon reduction targets by removing inefficient technologies and reducing the energy used by the products that heat our homes. Essentially, all electric radiators sold in the UK must have to incorporate intelligent room temperature controls – pictured on Bisque’s Classic Electric below - to minimise waste energy and comply with European laws.
Bisque Electric Classic in Anthractie
Lot 20 applies to electric radiators, panel heaters and underfloor heating, among others. Lot 20 ensures all products must comply with a set of minimum efficiency guidelines thanks to features such as intelligent timers and controls.
The overall aim of Lot 20 is to save energy by guaranteeing radiators perform more efficiently. However, there are a number of additional benefits, including substantial financial savings (as the radiators will perform more efficiently in the home, thus requiring less water to heat up). In fact, energy consumption is estimated to be saved up to 30%. It also leads to carbon emission reduction, which helps to protect the environment for the future. With sustainability such a hot subject in the interiors industry at the moment, Lot 20 is a regulation that has been widely welcomed.
The Classic Electric is a prime example of how Bisque has adapted to Lot 20. This radiator is operated by a wireless, digital remote controller with an easy-to-use programme. This communicates with a discreet receiver found on the back of the Classic, which can be colour-matched to the radiator – meaning that even if you opt for an electric model, you needn’t compromise on design. This opens up a world of flexibility for those who prefer an electric heating system, but may not have previously considered one of our models.