Heating, Ventilating and Cooling Equipment (HVAC)

Gas Fireplaces

There is an EnerGuide label for gas fireplaces. You can find this label in fireplace promotional materials, such as sales brochures, or on Web sites. It is not normally placed on the fireplace.

The energy efficiency rating of the fireplace is either on the EnerGuide label or in the product's technical information when multiple models are listed. The rating is expressed as a percentage. The higher the percentage, the more energy efficient the model. Fireplaces range in efficiency from about 20 to 70 percent.

EnerGuide Label for Gas Fireplaces

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Sample Labels

All vented gas fireplaces sold in Canada must now be tested for their energy efficiency using the Canadian Standards Association CSA-P.4.1-02 standard. Testing to this standard produces a fireplace efficiency, or FE, rating. The FE rating is a more accurate measurement of fireplace energy efficiency than “annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE)” or “steady state.” Thus the FE rating is the only recognized measurement of vented gas fireplace energy efficiency in Canada.

Information for manufacturers and dealers of vented gas fireplaces

EnerGuide for Gas Fireplaces uses the well-recognized EnerGuide label to provide a consistent way to show the fireplace efficiency (FE) rating. The FE rating is obtained through testing to the CAN/CSA-P.4.1-02 standard, entitled “Testing Method for Measuring Annual Fireplace Efficiency.” The testing of vented gas fireplaces is required by federal law.

EnerGuide for Gas Fireplaces is industry-managed by the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association of Canada (HPBAC) through an agreement with Natural Resources Canada. Manufacturers and dealers are authorized to use the EnerGuide mark and label in their various publications about their products and on company Web sites. There is no requirement for an EnerGuide label to be placed directly on the fireplace.

To obtain the EnerGuide mark and label, or for more information, call HPBAC at 705-788-2221 or 1-800-792-5284.

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