Heat pump, as a technology for new energy resource, by absorbing heat from a cold space and release it to a warmer one, transferring heat from low temperature to higher temperature, has attracted increasing attention globally. Along with the international advocacy of “Low Carbon, Green Environment”, heat pump products have been receiving compliments from consumers worldwide.

On September 6, 2013, EU officially released the ErP directive with regard to eco design requirements for water heaters and hot water storage tanks (Article: (EU) No 814/2013), as well as energy labeling of water heaters, hot water storage tanks, packages of water and solar device (Article: (EU) No 812/2013) on the Official Journal.

ErP directive ((EU) No 814/2013) amended the methods to test the performance of water heaters. It also sets up higher requirements for performance evaluation of water heaters with respect to the quantity of hot water, water heating energy efficiency, heat insulation capability of water tank, etc.

As one of the leading commercial air conditioner manufacturers in the HVAC industry, Midea CAC has always committed itself to developing cutting-edge technology, and innovative better products, as well as aimed to obtain authorized product accreditations product quality, performance and safety. Shortly after the release of ErP directive for HPWH, R&D team and engineers of Midea CAC started working on heat pump products in compliance with the directive.

Midea CAC successfully developed one type of HPWH following the ErP directive in December 2013. The new HPWH was awarded the first CE ErP directive certificate and TUV SUD ErP Mark certificate by TUV SUD, one of the globally renowned third-party testing and accreditation bodies. This award represents a significant step forward in Midea CAC’s development of highly efficient energy saving HPWH products and symbolizes a great achievement that Midea CAC has made on its way to developing greener and superior HPWH products.