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EnerGuide Room Air Conditioner Directory 2011

Helpful Shopping Tools

EnerGuide is a Government of Canada initiative that rates the energy consumption and efficiency of household appliances, heating and ventilating equipment, air conditioners and vehicles. Administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), EnerGuide helps Canadian consumers make energy-efficient choices when they're ready to buy.

EnerGuide has two goals:

  • to help protect the environment by reducing demand for energy in Canada and, as a result, reducing greenhouse gas emissions; and
  • to help consumers spend less money on energy.

The highly visible EnerGuide label describes the energy efficiency of a room air conditioner. If you buy a less efficient model, you'll miss out on the opportunity for substantial long-term savings – for yourself and all Canadians. By law, the EnerGuide label must appear on all new room air conditioners and most major household appliances sold in Canada.

To make your comparison shopping even easier, this booklet provides the energy efficiency ratings of every room air conditioner sold in Canada as of December 2010. The EnerGuide directory is updated annually. For rating information on models introduced after December 2010, visit OEE's EnerGuide Web site at oee.nrcan.gc.ca/energuide.

This directory also helps you determine

  • the size of air conditioner most appropriate for the space you need to cool;
  • the approximate operating cost of the unit;
  • what steps you can take to reduce that cost; and
  • how the ENERGY STAR® symbol can help you spot the most energy-efficient units.

This directory can help you save money and do your part to help protect the environment.

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