Air-source and ductless heat pumps—EnerGuide

The voluntary EnerGuide label

The energy efficiency of a heat pump (in cooling mode) is measured by its seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER): the higher the number, the more efficient the model.

A heat pump’s voluntary EnerGuide label displays the model type and SEER. It also uses a pointer to show where that value falls on a scale of energy efficiency for similar models. Use the SEER value and EnerGuide scale to compare heat pumps.

The EnerGuide label may be beside the ENERGY STAR® symbol for qualified models.

EnerGuide label for an air source heat pump.

EnerGuide label for an air source heat pump                  Energy Star Logo

There are three main items displayed on the label

  1. the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of the air source heat pump model. 
  2. the range of SEERs available for similar models (same type and similar cooling capacity) 
  3. the indicator, which positions the model compared with the most efficient and least efficient models in the same class

EnerGuide label for an air source ductless heat pump.

EnerGuide label for an air source ductless heat pump

There are three main items displayed on the label

  1. the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of the air source heat pump model. 
  2. the range of SEERs available for similar models (same type and similar cooling capacity) 
  3. the indicator, which positions the model compared with the most efficient and least efficient models in the same class

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and are registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.