Ecodesign status: Final regulation

Labelling status: Final regulation

Local space heating products: 2015/1188, 2015/1185 and 2015/1186

Last updated: 23 September 2015

Ecodesign and labelling requirements for solid fuel local space heaters (LSH) entered into force in August 2015.

Local room (or space) heating products can be defined as appliances that provide heat to indoor spaces by generating heat at the same location as it is needed. The appliances are self-contained heating units, wall-mounted or chimney bound.

The energy labelling regulation applies to all local space heaters, however the product group is regulated by two ecodesign regulations;

  • 2015/1188: Space heaters that use electricity, gaseous or liquid fuels, such as electric radiators and electric underfloor heating
  • 2015/1185: Space heaters which use solid fuels such as stoves and fireplaces

Local space heaters with gaseous or liquid fuels

Space heaters that use electricity, gaseous or liquid fuels, such as electric radiators and electric underfloor heating are covered by the ecodesign regulation 2015/1188.

The regulation applies to domestic local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less and commercial local space heaters with a nominal heat output of the product or of a single segment of 120 kW or less.

Examples of such products are:

  • gasopen/gasclosed fireplaces
  • gas stoves
  • gas cookers
  • warm air unit heaters
  • tube radiant heaters
  • storage/non-storage electric heaters

The requirements apply from 1 January 2018.

Solid fuel space heaters

Solid fuel space heaters are covered by the ecodesign regulation 2015/1185. The regulation applies to solid fuel local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less.

Requirements apply from 1 January 2022.

Labelling

The labelling regulation applies to local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less.

Electric heaters have been excluded from the energy labelling regulation. This is to avoid the direct comparison between gas and electric powered products (see comments from October 2012 in the table below).

Date Process Key documents
2018-08 Ecodesign regulation in force

Ecodesign regulation 2015/1188 (pdf)
Ecodesign regulation 2015/1185 (pdf)
Labelling regulation 2015/1186 (pdf)

2012-07

Products study report
Task 1 (pdf), task 2 (pdf), task 3 (pdf), task 4 (pdf), task 5 (pdf), task 6 (pdf), task 7 (pdf), task 8 (pdf)