Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory Definition

Packaged terminal air conditioner means a factory built packaged terminal air conditioner that

  1. consists of a wall sleeve and a separate unencased cooling component and is intended to cool a single room or zone; or
  2. consists of a wall sleeve and a separate unencased combination of heating and cooling components and is intended to heat and cool a single room or zone.

Packaged terminal heat pump means a factory-built packaged heat pump that consists of a separate unencased refrigeration system and uses reverse cycle refrigeration as its primary heat source.

Compliance Date

September 30, 2012

List of Compliant Models

Packaged terminal air conditioners

Packaged terminal heat pumps

Test Standard

CAN/CSA-C744-14

Energy Efficiency Standard

Packaged terminal air conditioners and heat pumps

Equipment class Minimum efficiency requirements*
Equipment Category Cooling capacity W [Btu/h]
PTAC (packaged terminal  air conditioner) Standard size † < 2030 [7000] EER = 11.7
2030–4390 [7000–15 000] EER = 13.8 – (0.300 × Cap/293.1 §)
[13.8 – (0.300 × Cap/1000 §)]
> 4390 [15 000] EER = 9.3
Non-standard size ‡ < 2030 [7000] EER = 9.4
2030–4390 [7000–15 000] EER = 10.9 – (0.213 × Cap/293.1 §)
[10.9 – (0.213 × Cap/1000 §)]
> 4390 [15 000] EER = 7.7
PTHP (packaged terminal heat pump) Standard size † < 2030 [7000] EER = 11.9
COP = 3.3
2030–4390 [7000–15 000] EER = 14.0 – (0.300 × Cap/293.1 §)
[14.0 – (0.300 × Cap/1000 §)]
COP = 3.7 – (0.052 × Cap/293.1 §)
[3.7 – (0.052 × Cap/1000 §)]
> 4390 [15 000] EER = 9.5
COP = 2.9
Non-standard size ‡ < 2030 [7000] EER = 9.3
COP = 2.7
2030 – 4390 [7000–15 000] EER = 10.8 – (0.213 × Cap/293.1 §)
[10.8 – (0.213 × Cap/1000 §)]
COP = 2.9 – (0.026 × Cap/293.1 §)
[2.9 – (0.026 × Cap/1000 §)]
> 4390 [15 000] EER=7.6
COP = 2.5

* All energy efficiency ratio (EER) values must be rated at 35 °C (95 °F) outdoor dry-bulb temperature for air-cooled equipment and evaporatively cooled equipment and at 29.4 °C (85 °F) entering water temperature for water-cooled equipment. All coefficient of performance (COP) values must be rated at 8.3 °C (47 °F) outdoor dry-bulb temperature for air-cooled equipment.
† Standard size refers to PTAC or PTHP equipment with wall sleeve dimensions having an external wall opening greater than or equal to 0.41 m (16 in) high or greater than or equal to 1.07 m (42 in) wide, and a cross-sectional area greater than or equal to
0.43 m2 (670 in2).
‡ Non-standard size refers to PTAC or PTHP equipment with existing wall sleeve dimensions having an external wall opening of less than 0.41 m (16 in) high or less than 1.07 m (42 in) wide, and a cross-sectional area less than 0.43 m2 (670 in2).
§ “Cap” means cooling capacity in W [Btu/h] at 35 °C (95°F) outdoor dry-bulb temperature.

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • product name (packaged terminal air conditioner or heat pump);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package;
  • its cooling capacity, expressed in kilowatts (British
  • thermal units per hour);
  • its energy efficiency ratio;
  • its heating capacity, expressed in kilowatts (British
  • thermal units per hour); (if a heat pump);
  • its heating coefficient of performance (if a heat pump); and
  • if applicable, identification of the product as a replacement unit.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.