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

Dehumidifier, a factory assembled electric device that removes moisture from the air, is mechanically refrigerated and has a water removal capacity not exceeding 87.5 litres per day (L/d) (185 U.S. pints/day).

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after October 1, 2012

Compliant product models

Dehumidifiers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Testing standard


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 dehumidifiers
Water removal capacity (Cr)
Minimum energy factor  (EF)
≤16.6 ≥1.35
> 16.6 but ≤ 21.3   ≥1.5
> 21.3 but 25.5 ≥1.6
> 25.5 but ≤ 35.5 ≥ 1.7
> 35.5 ≥2.5
Cr = water removal capacity in litres per day
EF =energy factor
L/day = litres per day
L/kWh = litres per kilowatt-hour

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
  • water-removal capacity in L/d
  • energy factor in L/kWh
  • standby power in watts

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.