03 September 2019

Stricter regulations are needed for electric heaters

Consumers are not informed of the poor performance of portable electric heaters, which can still be bought for very low prices (around 20€) and can effectively comply with the existing regulation with a simple mechanic thermostat control4. The low purchase price is however offset by the related energy consumption which inflates the electricity bills. Something consumers may not fully realise when making that purchase. Electric heaters should be included in the scope of the Energy Labelling Regulation!

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