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Energy Efficiency Regulations

Technical requirements

Regulatory definition
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)

Test standard
CAN/CSA-C749-07

Compliance date
October 1, 2007 and October 1, 2012
Regulated since December 31, 1998

EnerGuide label: Not required

EnerGuide directory: available
List of models available

Energy efficiency standard
Product class Minimum energy factor
 (EF)
(L/kWh)
Water removal capacity  (Cr)
(L/day)
October 1, 2007
Cr ≤ 11.8 1.00
11.8 < Cr ≤16.6 1.20
16.6 < Cr ≤25.5 1.30
25.5 < Cr <35.5 1.50
Cr ≥ 35.5 2.25
October 1, 2012
Cr ≤16.6 1.35
16.6 < Cr ≤21.3 1.5
21.3 < Cr ≤25.5 1.6
25.5 < Cr≤35.5 1.7
Cr > 35.5 2.5
Where:
Cr  = water removal capacity in litres per day
EF = a measure of the energy efficiency of a dehumidifier calculated by dividing the water removed from the air by the energy consumed, measured in litres per kilowatt hour
L = litre
kWh = kilowatt hour

Requirements for the energy efficiency report prior to import, as listed in Schedule IV of the Regulations

  • type of product (dehumidifier)
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • name of the organization or province that carried out the dehumidifier verification and authorized the verification mark that will be affixed to the dehumidifier
  • water-removal capacity in L/d
  • energy factor in L/kWh
  • standby power in watts