Oil-fired furnaces

Energy Efficiency Regulations


Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in Canada Gazette Part II on October 31, 2018. While some provisions come into force upon publication, most provisions of this Amendment will come into force on April 30, 2019. The Guide to the Regulations will be updated with new requirements for affected products in time for the coming-into-force of the Amendment.

Regulatory definition

Oil-fired furnace, a warm-air furnace, other than a furnace for a mobile home or recreational vehicle that has an input rate of not more than 65.92 kilowatts (225 000 Btu/h) and that is either exclusively oil-fired or capable of being fired, at the choice of the user, by either oil or another fuel.

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after December 31, 1998

Compliant product models

Oil-fired furnaces as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard


Energy efficiency regulations by province

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Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for oil-fired furnaces
Product class Minimum SEUE
≤ 66 kW
(225 000 Btu/h)
≥ 78%
Where SEUE = Seasonal energy utilization efficiency
kW = kilowatts
Btu/h = British thermal units per hour

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • input rate in kW (Btu/h)
  • seasonal energy utilization efficiency

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.