Electric radiators certifications and energy performance explained

Most electric radiators on the market in the UK have a basic CE, our Cali Sense is NF Performance *** +

Fully compliant with the new UK EcoDesign 2016 directive, and accredited to NF Energy Performance Cat C Certification. This is indisputably one of the most stringent quality control certifications in the world and is indisputable evidence of the superior quality and Energy Efficiency of our electric radiators compared to all other competitor systems available on the UK market.

NF certification, Mark of compliance, covering aspects such as safety, quality, usage ability and Energy performance.  is based on tangible elements: certification rules that are defined with consumers and businesses, tests, manufacturing plant inspections, customer satisfaction surveys, mystery shoppers, and so on. Even after obtaining NF certification, the electric radiators, and its manufacturing sites, are continuously audited to ensure a consistent level of quality is maintained throughout the production process, offering consumers the guarantee of a rigorously tested quality control procedure.

This means that the Cali Sense has been tested by VERITAS + LCIE  an independent body on safety but also in performance and energy efficiency. So, unlike our competitors that just talk, we prove our performance by independent lab testing. Theirs is mainly a self-declaration, in most cases, there is no mention of an independent lab test of their products.

To obtain an NF 3*** + certification there are quite a lot of different tests a product needs to pass. NF performance *** testing includes a few endurance tests that demonstrate the quality of the product over time like an ageing test of resistance is performed.

Quality of Temperature control

Characterised by the drift in load and temperature amplitude

Compliance with the requirements of the LCIE NF Performance specifications require that the electric heater be regulated by a so-called PID regulation:

Proportional Integral Derivative

In the case of the Cali Sense this regulation has been the subject of a very fine adjustment in a bi-climatic chamber specific to the product and adapted to each power. As a result, the Cali Sense benefits from a performance in regulation 2 to 3 times better than the current most demanding standard.

The “Dynamic Efficiency + Technology” some manufactures claim their radiators can achieve, have an accuracy of +-0,2°C.  This is obtained by amplitude. So, this represents an amplitude of 0.4K therefore our Cali Sense is 4 times better. Moreover, there are no real evidence they can support since the performance of the radiators can only be established by an independent testing and not self-declared.

Adaptive temperature control and Eco start

In the Latest Cali Sense Software release, we also monitor heat up and cool down time and our optimization function will calculate when we need to start heating to get the room at the right temperature at the right time, this is the OPTIMIZATION function. The Cali Sense has 2 Optimization schemes: OPTI COMFORT to get the temperature reached at the exact time set in the program, and OPTI ECO for additional savings – our competitors have no option for this function. 

Smart open Window Technology

Has the room got too hot and someone opened a window? Or perhaps someone left the door or a window open without paying attention? Cali Eco Sense will detect the sudden heat loss in its designated area, and if you have enabled the open window detection system, the radiator will automatically turn down the required heating temperature in that room by 1 degree every 20 minutes!

Real-Time Energy Use Readout

Sense is listed as “Behavioral indicator” Real-Time Energy Use Readout:

Cali sense thermostat, Smart Electric radiators complying with ECO DESIGN Legislation

The Cali Sense LCD control screen shows you how many Watts are being used in real-time! As such you can see just how much it costs to turn on one electric radiator, or one zone, or the whole central heating system.

With the visual power use display you can see exactly how much power is being consumed. Once each radiator reaches the optimal temperature you will be able to observe the Wattage use drop while it system will continue to radiate heat!

In other words we are so confident of the efficiency of our products that we want you to be able to watch as your heaters keep you warm and save you money!

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