Energy efficiency labels

It is often difficult to get caught up in the plethora of energy efficiency labels and statutory certifications. Airwell can help you make sense of it all…

Airwell helps you figure out energy efficiency labels
and choose the right equipment that protects the environment and your budget.

in 2021 an energy efficiency label that is easier for the user to read

Energy efficiency labels classify appliances manufactured or sold in the EU according to the amount of energy they consume. This allows you to save money because you can choose products that use the least energy.

Seasonal efficiency

Seasonal efficiency is a method that measures the actual energy efficiency of heating and cooling technologies throughout the year. This indicator allows for a more realistic assessment of the energy efficiency of the system and its impact on the environment. The energy efficiency assessment methodology is defined in accordance with the EU Energy-Consuming Products Directive (ErP Directive or Ecological Design Directive), and it defines the minimum ecological design requirements that manufacturers must include in energy-consuming products.

Seasonal efficiency requires a rating system for heating and cooling products that all manufacturers must implement. This rating system is as follows:

  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) for cooling 
  • Seasonal Coefficient of Energy Efficiency (SCOP) for heating

How are SEER and SCOP codes interpreted?

The energy consumption (efficiency) of a heat pump is expressed using SEER and SCOP coefficients.

  • SEER is the product's seasonal energy efficiency rating and defines its cooling mode energy class.
  • SCOP is the seasonal efficiency coefficient and defines the heat pump's heating mode energy class. The higher the SCOP and SEER coefficients, the more economical the device. These codes make it easier to compare the energy efficiency of different appliances.

Seasonal ratings

The seasonal rating reflects the heat pump's actual energy consumption, taking into account its energy efficiency throughout the year. SEER and SCOP values measure annual energy consumption and efficiency under typical daily use.

In the long term, they take into account temperature fluctuations and standby periods, so they clearly and reliably show the typical energy efficiency over the entire heating or cooling season.