Local space heaters with a nominal heat output of 50 kW or less are sold with energy labels as of 2018. The rating scale ranges from A++ (most efficient, only applicable to solid fuel local space heaters that use pellets) to G (least efficient).
Ecodesign requirements for local space heaters are mandatory as of January 2018 for all manufacturers and suppliers wishing to sell their products in the EU.
The regulation does not apply to local space heaters using non-woody biomass.
EU ecodesign requirements will save up to 157 petajoules by 2020, equivalent to almost the entire primary energy consumption of Luxembourg in 2014. In the long term, it will save consumers close to €11 billion per year by 2030. Replacing a conventional gas-fired stove by a highly efficient gas-fired stove can save up to €1300 over the lifetime of the product. Lower emissions will also improve air quality in Europe and reduce related health problems.