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Integrated clothes washer-dryers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Integrated clothes washer-dryer:

  • a household appliance that consists of a clothes washer component and a clothes dryer component located above, below or beside it, that is powered by one power source and that has its control panel located on one of the components, or
  • a combination clothes washer-dryer

Combination clothes washer-dryer, a household appliance that has:

  • a clothes washer function and clothes dryer function that utilize the same drum
  • a common control panel for both functions, and
  • one power source

Compliance date

Clothes washer function:
Manufactured on or after January 1, 2018

Clothes dryer function:
Manufactured on or after January 1, 2015

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

Compliant product models

Integrated clothes washers-dryers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

EnerGuide label required

Testing standard

CSA C360-13 for clothes washer function
CSA C361-16 or Appendix D2 to Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Clothes Dryers for clothes dryer function

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for integrated clothes-washer dryers

Clothes washer function
Product Type Integrated modified energy factor Integrated water factor
L/kWh/cycle L/cycle/L
Vertical-axis compact  ≥ 32.56 ≤1.60
Vertical-axis standard ≥ 44.46 ≤0.87
Horizontal-axis compact ≥ 32.00 ≤1.11
Horizontal-axis standard ≥ 52.10 ≤0.63
Clothes dryer function
Product class Minimum combined energy factor
kg/kWh lb/kWh
Conventional standard electric  1.69 3.73
Conventional compact electric 120 V 1.64 3.61
Conventional compact electric 240 1.48 3.27
Ventless compact electric 240 V 1.16 2.55
Ventless combination washer-dryer electric 0.94 2.08

L/kWh/cycle = litres per kilowatt-hour per cycle
L/cycle/L = litres per cycle per litre
kg/kWh = kilograms per kilowatt-hour
lb/kWh = pounds per kilowatt-hour
V = volts  

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name 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
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • type and size category
  • volume, expressed in litres
  • annual energy consumption in L/kWh/cycle for clothes washer function
  • combined energy factor in kg/kWh for clothes dryer function
  • integrated water consumption factor in L/cycle/L
  • maximum water temperature available, namely, ≤ 57.2°C  or > 57.2°C
  • which of the wash/rinse temperature selections listed in Table 5 of CSA C360-13 the product has
  • water fill control system the product has, namely, manual or adaptive
  • drying controls the product has, namely, timed, auto-temp or auto-moisture

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.

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