Gas-fired unit heaters

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

Gas-fired unit heater, a self-contained, automatically controlled, vented, gas-burning appliance that distributes warmed air without the use of ducts and that has an input rate of not more than 2931 kW (10 000 000 Btu/h).

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after August 8, 2008

Testing standard

CAN/CSA-P.11-2007

Energy efficiency regulations by province

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Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance test standard for gas-fired unit heaters

Thermal efficiency must be at least 80% at the maximum heat input nominal capacity, and must be equipped with an intermittent ignition device and:

  • a power-vented system
  • an automatic vent damper
  • an automatic flue damper

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
  • fuel type: propane or natural gas
  • type of ignition system the product uses
  • type of venting the product uses: power-vented system, automatic vent damper or automatic flue damper
  • maximum heat input and output nominal capacities in kW
  • thermal efficiency when at its maximum heat input nominal capacity
  • electricity consumption in kWh when at its maximum heat input nominal capacity
  • if the product is a modulating or staged control gas-fired unit heater:
    • reduced heat input and output nominal capacities in kW, and
    • electricity consumption in kWh when at its reduced heat input nominal capacity

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.