EnerGuide Labelling Instructions for Appliances and Room Air Conditioners - November 2005

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Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations require "dealers in energy-using products" to attach an EnerGuide label to certain products. This guide provides detailed instructions on how to comply with the labelling requirements set out in the Regulations, as well as information on optional labelling practices permitted by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the federal department responsible for administering the Regulations. Instructions are also provided on other labelling issues.

Who is a "dealer"?

A "dealer" is a person whose business:

  1. manufactures energy-using products in Canada;

  2. imports energy-using products into Canada; or

  3. sells or leases energy-using products that are obtained, directly or indirectly, from a person who manufactures energy-using products in Canada or imports them to Canada.

What products must bear an EnerGuide label?

An EnerGuide label must be attached to the following electrical products:

  • clothes dryers
  • clothes washers
  • dishwashers
  • ranges
  • freezers
  • refrigerators and combination refrigerator-freezers
  • integrated clothes washer-dryers
  • room air conditioners

This guide is intended to provide the information dealers need to properly label prescribed products. For additional information on labelling policies and practices, test standards or other regulatory requirements, a list of contacts and Web links is provided in the Contacts and Web Links section.

Compliance Alert – Under the Energy Efficiency Act, you cannot

  • import an energy-using product or ship it between provinces and territories, for the purpose of sale or lease, "unless the product is labelled in the prescribed form and manner, if any," or
  • tamper with an EnerGuide label before an energy-using product is sold to the first retail purchaser or leased to the first lessee.

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