Room air conditioners

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory Definition

A single-phase electric room air conditioner that has a cooling capacity of 10.55 kilowatts (36,000 Btu/h) or less. It does not include a package terminal air conditioner, a portable air conditioner or a single package vertical air conditioner.

Compliance Date

Manufactured on or after June 1, 2014

EnerGuide Label

Required

List of Compliant Models  

Test Standard

CAN/CSA 368.1 M90, for information set out in paragraph (b) of the Energy Efficiency Regulations and Subsection 112(3) of the Energy Efficiency Regulations, for information set out in paragraph (c).

Energy Efficiency Standard

Energy Performance Standard for Room Air Conditioners
Type Cooling capacity category CEER
(combined energy efficiency ratio)
Louvred without reverse cycle <2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) ≥11.0
≥2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but <4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) ≥10.9
≥4.1 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but <5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) ≥10.7
≥5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but <8.2 kW (28,000 Btu/h) ≥9.4
≥8.2 kW (28,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥9.0
Louvred with reverse cycle <5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) ≥9.8
≥5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥9.3
Non-louvred without reverse cycle <2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) ≥10.0
≥2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but <3.2 kW (11,000 Btu/h) ≥9.6
≥3.2 kW (11,000 Btu/h) but <4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) ≥9.5
≥4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but <5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) ≥9.3
≥5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥9.4
Non-louvred with reverse cycle <4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) ≥9.3
≥4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥8.7
Casement-only   ≥9.5
Casement-slider   ≥10.4

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • type of product;
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • cooling capacity in Btu per hour;
  • CEER; and
  • type.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.