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Energy Efficient Products

How can the latent (humidity-bound) energy (efficiency) be considered in the regulation?

The regulation does not take the latent energy/efficiency into consideration. According to definition 6 of Annex I, Part 1 and definition 11 of Annex I, Part 2, the thermal efficiency shall always be measured under dry conditions, i.e. no condensation in the HRS, in accordance with EN308/ EN13141-7.

If a manufacturer has a product which exploits the latent energy when operating, the manufacturer is free to include technical specifications regarding latent energy in their own information documents.

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