EnerGuide for products

Rating energy performance for easy comparison

Canada’s EnerGuide program for energy-using products is a rating and labelling system that allows consumers to find the most efficient product in their class. It provides verified data about a product’s energy performance.

EnerGuide applies to major household appliances and many heating and cooling products.

Detailed labelling information for manufacturers

Additional information for retailers


Energy Star logo

EnerGuide labeling is a requirement of Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations which set minimum energy performance standards for specified products and equipment. The Regulations stipulate whether the label is mandatory, how it should be displayed and what elements it must contain.

EnerGuide for appliances and room air conditioners

The EnerGuide label provides data for that model’s annual energy consumption (kilowatt hours) and a scale for similar models.

EnerGuide labels for major appliances and room air conditioners are administered by Natural Resources Canada are mandatory under the Energy Efficiency Regulations.

EnerGuide for heating and cooling equipment

The EnerGuide label provides that model’s AFUE/SEER rating, EE rating or FE rating, and a scale for similar models.

EnerGuide labels for heating and cooling equipment (except for room air conditioners) are administered by The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) in all provinces except Quebec. In Quebec, the Corporation des maîtres mécaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec (CMMTQ) delivers the program.

The EnerGuide label for gas fireplaces is administered by The Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada (HPBAC).


The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.