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 product, 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 to an independent lab test of their products. To obtain an NF 3*** energy efficiency certification there are quite a lot of different tests a product needs to pass. The following are only a few:
NF performance *** testing includes a few endurance tests that demonstrate the quality of the product over time like an aging test of resistance is performed
Characterized 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, see below.
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.
“All local space electric heaters manufactured for sale in the EU after 1st January 2018 which use electricity, or liquid fuels, must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. This includes electric radiators, electric under floor heating and electric and gas fires.”
Lot 20 is the vital part of the new Eco-design legislation which comes into effect from the 1st of January 2018 and will mandate that all electric space heaters, electric radiators comply with a set of minimum efficiency guidelines, and use enhancing features.
24/7 programming functions, and integrated real time energy consumption in each radiator
In the V27 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.
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.