Hot water systems

Electric Storage Water Heaters, Gas Storage Water Heaters and Gas instantaneous water heaters must currently meet minimum energy performance (MEPS) requirements.

There are no energy performance requirements currently in place for solar water heaters, heat pump water heaters or electric instantaneous water heaters.

The E3 Programme is now looking at applying new climate-zoned labelling and enhanced MEPS for hot water systems. This work is still at an initial stage - stay tuned for further updates and the opportunity to take part in consultations.

To make an enquiry or be kept up to date on the progress of this proposal, contact regs@eeca.govt.nz.