Heating and cooling equipment for commercial use

Buy ENERGY STAR® certified products to save you money!

Did you know that space heating accounts for 55% of energy use, while space cooling only accounts for 5% in commercial and institutional settings.

Distribution of commercial energy use in Canada 2016 by functional area

Distribution of commercial energy use in Canada 2016 by functional area

*total is not equal to 100% due to rounding

Source: Distribution of commercial energy use in Canada 2016, Natural Resources Canada

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Breakdown of energy use by functional area

A pie chart representing energy consumed in the average Canadian business is divided into seven sections: Space heating 55%; Water heating 8%; Auxiliary equipment 14%; Auxiliary motors 5%; Lighting 11%; Space cooling 6% and Street lighting 1%.

When buying commercial equipment, it is important to remember the cost of energy to operate a product over its lifetime is just as important as its purchase price. In fact, some of these products can differ in their energy use by 70%!

Make the switch to ENERGY STAR certified commercial equipment to cut your electricity bill and reduce your carbon footprint.

ENERGY STAR certified commercial heating and cooling equipment

Energy Star logo
ENERGY STAR 2019 Award

The following ENERGY STAR certified products are available in Canada.

Find certified products using the ENERGY STAR Product Finder. (Note: you will be redirected to the U.S. ENERGY STAR website. Click “Canada” as your market).

Regulated commercial heating or cooling equipment NOT eligible for ENERGY STAR

Many commercial heating and cooling products must meet minimum energy efficiency standards as regulated under Canada’s Energy Efficiency Regulations. The Regulations help eliminate the least efficient products from the Canadian market.

Heating and cooling products sized for residential use

Many business buy smaller sized heating equipment for residential use or cooling and ventilating equipment for residential use for their hotels, apartments, or smaller buildings. Always consider energy efficiency when buying these products and choose ones that are either regulated or eligible for ENERGY STAR certification in Canada.


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