EnerGuide Labelling Scales/Ranges of Comparability

The scale on the EnerGuide label illustrates the range of energy consumption ratings for all products of the same type and class sold in Canada for major appliances and room air-conditioners. Dealers are required to print a pointer on the scale to situate the product being labelled against others on the market. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) publishes new labelling scales, as changes occur in the ratings for the most and least energy-efficient products manufactured for sale in Canada.

Three issues may arise about the use of labelling scales:

Same rating on both ends of the scale

When the numbers on both ends of the labelling scale are the same (e.g. because the energy ratings of a particular type and class of product do not differ), and your model has this rating, you do not need to print a pointer.

Model rating falls outside the labelling scale

When an energy efficiency report for a new model is submitted to NRCan) after the annual release of the labelling scales and the energy consumption rating for that model is lower or higher than the range indicated on the scale, place the pointer outside the scale, i.e. to the right or to the left of the scale.

No existing annual scale for your model

Contact NRCan if no scale exists for your model. NRCan will create and post the new scale on its Web site when it gets an energy efficiency report for the new model. See Contacts and Web Links section.

EnerGuide Labelling Scales for Major Household Appliances

EnerGuide Labeling Scales for
Major Household Appliances 2011


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EnerGuide Labelling Scales for Room Air Conditioners

EnerGuide Labelling Scales for
Room Air Conditioners 2011

 

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