EnerGuide is a Government of Canada initiative that rates the energy consumption and efficiency of:
- household appliances
- heating equipment
- cooling equipment
- ventilating equipment
- new houses
- personal vehicles
You can use the EnerGuide label to make informed buying decisions by comparing the energy performance of different products.
Federal law in Canada, under Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations,requires that the EnerGuide label be placed on all new electrical appliances manufactured in or imported into Canada and that the label indicate the amount of electricity used by that appliance. This information is determined by standardized test procedures. A third-party agency verifies that an appliance meets Canada's minimum energy performance levels.
The Black and White EnerGuide Label
- Average annual energy consumption of the appliance in kilowatt hours (kWh)
- Energy efficiency of the appliance relative to similar models
- Annual energy consumption range for models of this type and size
- Type and size of the model
- Model number
The international ENERGY STAR symbol, displayed alone or as part of the EnerGuide label, identifies major electrical appliances that meet or exceed technical specifications designed to ensure that they are among the most energy efficient in their class, without compromising performance.