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The Home Energy Efficiency Scheme (Scotland) Regulations 2006

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10.  In this Part of these Regulations–

“central heating system” means a system which provides warmth to 2 or more rooms in a dwelling through a series of connected radiators or ducts linked to a central boiler or from a series of electric storage heaters and controlled from one central point;

“electric storage heater” means–

(a)

a free-standing storage heater;

(b)

an electric fan-assisted storage warm air system;

(c)

an electric wired underfloor heating system, set in solid floors; or

(d)

an electric ceiling heating system;

“inefficient central heating system” means–

(a)

a central heating system that is unable to deliver a satisfactory heating regime;

(b)

a central heating system that consists of or includes–

(i)

a solid fuel boiler with a seasonal efficiency of less than 55%;

(ii)

a natural gas boiler with a seasonal efficiency of 55% or less;

(iii)

an oil-fired boiler with a seasonal efficiency of less than 65%; or

(iv)

a gravity or semi-gravity solid fuel heating system which was manufactured at least 20 years before the date of application; or

(c)

a central heating system that consists of or includes electric storage heaters which were manufactured at least 20 years before the date of application;

“partial central heating system” means a system that does not provide warmth to one or more of the following rooms–

(a)

the main living room;

(b)

the main and any second bedroom;

(c)

the main bathroom; and

(d)

the main hallway;

“satisfactory heating regime” means a temperature of 23°C in a living room and 18°C in all other rooms sustained for at least 16 hours in every period of 24 hours;

“seasonal efficiency” means the efficiency of a boiler as determined using the 2005 edition of the Government's Standard Assessment Procedure for Energy Rating of Dwellings(1); and

“self-contained dwelling” includes any part of a building which is occupied as a separate dwelling.

(1)

Published by the Building Research Establishment.

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