Freezers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Note:

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

Freezer, a household freezer that has a capacity of not more than 850 litres (30 cubic feet).

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after September 15, 2014

Compliant product models

Freezers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

EnerGuide label required

Testing standard

CAN/CSA-C300-15

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 freezers
Product type Maximum energy consumption limits, kWh/year
8 Upright freezers with manual defrost 0.197 AV + 193.7
9 Upright freezers with automatic defrost 0.305 AV + 228.3
9I. Upright freezers with automatic defrost with an automatic icemaker 0.305 AV + 312.3
9-BI. Built-In Upright freezers with automatic defrost without an automatic icemaker 0.348 AV + 260.9
9I-BI. Built-in upright freezers with automatic defrost with an automatic icemaker 0.348 AV + 344.9
10 Chest freezers and all other freezers 0.257 AV + 107.8
10A Chest freezers with automatic defrost system 0.362 AV + 148.1
16 Compact upright freezers with manual defrost 0.306 AV + 225.7
17 Compact upright freezers with automatic defrost 0.359 AV + 351.9
18 Compact chest freezers and all other compact freezers 0.327 AV + 136.8
Compact = Refrigerated volume < 218.6 L (7.75 cu.ft.) 
AV = Adjusted volume of the freezer in litres = Freezer volume X 1.76
kWh/year = kilowatt-hours per year

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
  • annual energy consumption in kWh
  • type of freezer
  • total refrigerated volume
  • adjusted volume
  • ice freezing capacity in kilograms per 24 hours

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.