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Energy Efficiency Regulations

Technical Requirements for Energy-Using Products

Gas Fireplace

PRODUCT CLASS
Minimum Performance Level
Fireplace Efficiency, %
(September 25, 2003)
Vented gas fireplace None
Vented gas fireplace heater None

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

  • type of product (gas fireplace);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • name of the organization or province that carried out the furnace verification and authorized the verification mark that will be affixed to the gas fireplace;
  • whether the product uses natural gas or propane;
  • in Btu/h, the maximum and minimum input ratings;
  • fireplace efficiency;
  • which of the following configurations the product features: freestanding, zero-clearance or insert;
  • whether ignition for the product is by a standing pilot or an intermittent ignition device; and
  • which type of venting the product features: natural venting, direct venting, or powered venting

Vented Gas Fireplace:

A vented appliance which allows the view of flame and provides the simulation of a solid fuel fireplace. The circulations of heated room air may be by gravity forces or mechanical means. A vented gas fireplace may be freestanding, recessed or zero clearance, or a gas fireplace insert, and are further defined as:

Direct Vent Gas Fireplace: Means a system consisting of

  1. an appliance for indoor installations which allows the view of flames and provides the simulation of a solid fuel fireplace,
  2. combustion air connections between the appliance and the vent-air intake terminal,
  3. flue gas connections between the appliance and the vent-air intake terminal and
  4. a vent-air intake terminal for atmosphere and all flue gases are discharged to the outdoor atmosphere.

The circulation of heated room air may be by natural convection or mechanical means. All of these components shall be supplied by the manufacturer.

Fan Type Vented Gas Fireplace: A vented fireplace equipped with an integral circulating air fan, the operation of which is necessary for satisfactory appliance performance.

Gas Fireplace Insert: A vented gas appliance designed to be fully or partially installed in a solid fuel burning fireplace.

Gravity Vented Gas Fireplace: A vented gas fireplace consisting of an appliance constructed so all air for combustion is obtained from the room in which the appliance is installed and all flue gases are discharged to the outdoor atmosphere. The discharge of flue gases is by gravity forces.

Power Vented Gas Fireplace: A vented gas fireplace consisting of an appliance constructed so all air for combustion is obtained from the room in which it is installed and all flue gases are discharged to the out door atmosphere. The discharge of flue gases is by mechanical means.

Vented Gas Fireplace heater:

A vented appliance which stimulates a solid fuel fireplace and furnishes warm air, with or without duct connections, to the space in which it is installed. A vented gas fireplace heater is such that it may be controlled by an automatic thermostat. The circulation of heated room air may be by gravity or mechanical means. A vented gas fireplace heater may be freestanding, recessed, zero clearance, or a gas fireplace insert, and is further defined as:

Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Heater: Means a system consisting of (1) combustions air connections between the appliance and the vent-air intake terminal, (2) flue gas connections between the appliance and the vent-air intake terminal and (3) a vent-air intake terminal for installation outdoors, constructed such that all air for combustions is obtained from the outdoor atmosphere and all flue gases are discharged to the outdoor atmosphere. All of these components shall be supplied by the manufacturer.

Fan type Vented Gas Fireplace Heater: a fan type vented gas fireplace heater equipped with an integral circulating air fan, the operation of which is necessary for satisfactory appliance performance.

Gravity Vented Fireplace Heater: A vented gas fireplace heater consisting of an appliance constructed so all air for combustion is obtained from the room in which the appliance is installed and all flue gases are discharged to the outdoor atmosphere. The discharge of flue gases is by gravity forces.

Power Vented Gas Fireplace Heater: A vented gas fireplace heater equipped with mechanical means to either draw or force products of combustion through the combustion chamber and/or heat exchanger.

Gas Fireplace Insert: A vented gas appliance designed to be fully or partially installed in a solid fuel-burning fireplace.

APPLIES TO
A vented gas fireplace as described in CSA 2.22, or a vented gas fireplace heater as described in CSA 2.33, that is fuelled by natural gas or propane. See below for details.

TEST STANDARD
CAN/CSA P.4.1-02

COMPLIANCE DATE
September 25, 2003

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