Household appliances and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) are one of the most observable areas, where the application of standards can be perceived in everyday life.
The standardization work in this field is very broad and covers a wide range of activities. From the kitchen toaster to washing machines and central heating boilers, more than 20 CEN and CENELEC Technical Committees are developing European Standards ensuring a high level of performance and of safety of these products, bearing in mind the diversity of the users (e.g. professionals, youths, elderly people, people with disabilities, etc.).