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Refrigerators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Wine Chillers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Technical requirements

Regulatory definition
Household refrigerator or a household combination refrigerator-freezer that has a defrost system - including a compressor-cycled automatic defrost system – and a capacity of 1100 L (39 cubic feet) or less, and does not include a refrigerator that uses an absorption refrigeration system. This now includes household wine chillers.

Test standard
CAN/CSA-C300-08

Compliance date
January 1, 2008 new test procedure but same minimum performance level since July 1, 2001 and December 30, 2002 for all but wine chillers, and December 31, 2005 for Type 5A
Regulated since February 3, 1995

EnerGuide label
Required

EnerGuide directory: available
List of models available

Energy efficiency standard
Product class Type Maximum annual energy consumption
(kWh/year)
July 1, 2001;
and for Type 3 only (≥14.5 cu. ft. and ≤ 18.4 cu. ft.) December 30, 2002
Refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers with semi-automatic or manual defrost 1 0.31 AV + 248.4
Refrigerator-freezers with partial automatic defrost 2 0.31 AV + 248.4
Refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with top-mounted freezer and without through-the-door ice service, and all-refrigerators with automatic defrost 3 0.35 AV + 276
Refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with side-mounted freezer and without through-the-door ice service 4 0.17 AV + 507.5
Refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with bottom-mounted freezer and without through-the-door ice service 5 0.16 AV + 459
Refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost and bottom-mounted freezer with through-the-door ice service 5A 0.18 AV + 539
Refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with top-mounted freezer and with through-the-door ice service 6 0.36 AV + 356
Refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with side-mounted freezer and with through-the-door ice service 7 0.36 AV + 406
Compact models:
refrigerated volume < 219.5 L (7.75 ft3) and an overall height < 91.4 cm (36 in)
  July 1, 2001
Compact refrigerators and refrigerator-freezers with semi-automatic and manual defrost 11 0.38 AV + 299
Compact refrigerator-freezers with partial automatic defrost 12 0.25 AV + 398
Compact refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with top-mounted freezer and compact all-refrigerators with automatic defrost 13 0.45 AV + 355
Compact refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with side-mounted freezer 14 0.27 AV + 501
Compact refrigerator-freezers with automatic defrost with bottom-mounted freezer 15 0.46 AV + 367
Wine chillers   January 1, 2008
Wine chillers with manual defrost 19 0.48 AV + 267
Wine chillers with automatic defrost 20 0.61 AV + 344

Notes:
- AV is the adjusted volume in litres
- Calculated energy consumption limits shall be rounded to nearest kWh

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

  • type of product (refrigerator or combination refrigerator-freezer);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • name of the organization or province that carried out the freezer verification and authorized the verification mark that will be affixed to the freezer;
  • type of refrigerator, using one of type 1 to 7 or 11 to 15 as described above;
  • fresh food compartment volume;
  • freezer compartment volume, if any;
  • total refrigerated volume;
  • adjusted volume; and
  • annual energy consumption in kWh.