The change from standard efficiency to high efficiency pumps is driven by legislation via the ErP Directive that demands all circulating pumps move to a high efficiency model in new systems from 1 January 2013.
With the ErP Directive 2009/125/EC, the European Union is promoting climate protection further. This legal regulation for energy-related products – ErP for short – limits electricity consumption considerably, even for heating circulation pumps. In effect, this Directive signals the end of inefficient pumps.
Uncontrolled pumps are responsible for 20% of the world’s electricity consumption. This means that all pump manufacturers will have to cease production of standard-efficiency pumps from the end of this year.
Very often the imposition of new legislation or directives presents difficulties and challenges for the industry sector affected. This is not the case with the new ErP Directive. If anything, it will provide a business stimulus.
The running cost savings delivered by the reduced power consumption of ErP-compliant pumps is great news for the entire industry. Specifiers, and especially installers, are now armed with the ammunition to undertake a major pump upgrade/replacement campaign.
Calling all contractors – this is an excellent opportunity for you to increase your business while, at the same time, delivering value for money services – in addition to genuine costs savings – to your customers.