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 label applies to major household appliances and many heating and cooling products.
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).
Detailed labelling information for manufacturers
Additional information for retailers
Learn more about EnerGuide labels for:
- air conditioners—room
- air conditioners—central
- heat pumps—air-source
- gas fireplaces
- water heaters
The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.