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Parliamentary questions
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22 January 2019
Question for written answer E-000275-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Sirpa Pietikäinen (PPE)

 Subject:  Weekly programming for electric heating systems in houses
 Answer in writing 

The Ecodesign Regulation ((EU) 2015/1188), which entered into force in 1 January 2018, makes weekly programming for electric heating systems in houses compulsory. Heating, including electric heating, is among the most energy-hungry systems used by individual households in the EU. Programming has huge potential to achieve savings.

Finland is almost the only country that is complying.

In Germany, for example, there are a number of companies whose activities do not support compliance with the new regulation, and Germany’s market surveillance authorities are allowing this to happen. When electric underfloor heating systems are sold, the underfloor resistance wire and the control unit are sold separately, but programming is only possible by means of the control unit.

How does the Commission intend to monitor the introduction of weekly programming of electric heating systems?

Original language of question: FI 
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