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Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2020-11-17 and last amended on 2019-12-12. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 3Heat Pumps (continued)

SUBDIVISION GSplit-System Heat Pumps (continued)

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the information set out in column 3 of the table to this section must be collected and provided to the Minister in respect of a split-system heat pump described in column 1 and, if applicable, the information must be collected in accordance with the standard set out in column 2.

TABLE

ItemColumn 1Column 2Column 3
Energy-using ProductStandardInformation
1Split-system heat pumps manufactured on or after December 31, 1998 and before January 1, 2017CSA C656-05
  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 to CSA C656-05;

  • (b) cooling capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) heating capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (d) seasonal energy efficiency ratio; and

  • (e) heating seasonal performance factor and the region for the factor.

2Split-system heat pumps that are single-phase and manufactured on or after January 1, 2017

CSA C656-14 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (e)

10 C.F.R. Appendix M for off mode power consumption

  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 to CSA C656-14;

  • (b) cooling capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) heating capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (d) seasonal energy efficiency ratio ;

  • (e) heating seasonal performance factor and the region for the factor;

  • (f) off mode power consumption; and

  • (g) phase of electric current.

3Split-system heat pumps that are three-phase and manufactured on or after January 1, 2017CSA C656-14 for information set out in paragraphs (a) to (e)
  • (a) product classification set out in column II of Table 1 to CSA C656-14;

  • (b) cooling capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (c) heating capacity in kW (Btu/h);

  • (d) seasonal energy efficiency ratio;

  • (e) heating seasonal performance factor and the region for the factor; and

  • (f) phase of electric current.

  • SOR/2019-163, s. 43

[215 to 256 reserved]

DIVISION 4Furnaces, Fireplaces, Unit Heaters and Recovery Ventilators

[SOR/2019-164, s. 1]

Interpretation

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Division.

CSA P.2

CSA P.2 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-P.2-13 entitled Testing method for measuring the annual fuel utilization efficiency of residential gas-fired or oil-fired furnaces and boilers. (CSA P.2)

FER

FER means, in respect of a gas furnace, an oil-fired furnace or an electric furnace, the fan energy rating, which is the annual electrical energy consumption of the furnace fan normalized by annual fan operating hours and the product’s maximum airflow (Qmax). (FER)

10 C.F.R. Appendix AA

10 C.F.R. Appendix AA means Appendix AA to Subpart B of Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Furnace Fans, as amended from time to time. (appendice AA 10 C.F.R.)

10 C.F.R. §430.32(y)

10 C.F.R. §430.32(y) means Table 1 to paragraph 430.32(y) of Subpart C, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, as amended from time to time. (10 C.F.R. §430.32(y))

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 33
  • SOR/2019-164, s. 2

SUBDIVISION AGas Furnaces

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CSA 2.3

CSA 2.3 means the CSA standard ANSI Z21.47-2016/CSA 2.3-2016 entitled Gas-Fired Central Furnaces. (CSA 2.3)

CSA P.2

CSA P.2[Repealed, SOR/2018-201, s. 34]

gas furnace

gas furnace means an automatic operating gas-fired central forced air furnace that uses propane or natural gas and has an input rate of not more than 117.23 kW (400,000 Btu/h). It does not include a furnace for a park model trailer or a recreational vehicle. (générateur d’air chaud à gaz)

gas furnace for relocatable buildings

gas furnace for relocatable buildings means a gas furnace that is intended for use in a temporary modular building that can be relocated from one site to another and is marked for use in relocatable buildings. (générateur d’air chaud à gaz pour bâtiments relocalisables)

manufactured home

manufactured home means a factory-built, single- or multiple-section, one-storey dwelling that

  • (a) is designed and constructed for year-round occupancy;

  • (b) is designed to be transported to its installation site; and

  • (c) is ready for occupancy when it is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s installation instructions. (maison usinée)

replacement non-condensing gas furnace

replacement non-condensing gas furnace means a non-condensing gas furnace that is marked for use as a replacement for a non-condensing gas furnace in a manufactured home. (générateur d’air chaud à gaz sans condensation de remplacement)

through-the-wall

through-the-wall means, with respect to a gas furnace, one that is designed and marketed to be installed in an opening in an exterior wall that is fitted with a weatherized sleeve. (mural)

  • SOR/2018-201, s. 34
  • SOR/2019-164, s. 3

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A gas furnace is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 259, a gas furnace is not considered to be an energy-using product if

    • (a) it was manufactured before February 3, 1995;

    • (b) it is a gas furnace for relocatable buildings that is manufactured before July 3, 2019; or

    • (c) it is a replacement non-condensing gas furnace that is manufactured before July 3, 2019.

  • SOR/2019-164, s. 4

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 3 of the table to this section apply to gas furnaces described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 4.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A gas furnace complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures established by the standard set out in column 2 that are applicable to a gas furnace as defined in section 257.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3Column 4
    ItemEnergy-using ProductStandardEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1Gas furnaces that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h) and use single-phase electric currentCSA 2.3Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%On or after February 3, 1995 and before December 31, 2009
    2Gas furnaces that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and do not have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 90%On or after December 31, 2009 and before July 3, 2019
    2.1Gas furnaces, other than gas furnaces for relocatable buildings or replacement non-condensing gas furnaces, that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and do not have an integrated cooling component

    CSA P.2, for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    10 C.F.R. Appendix AA, for FER

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 95%

    FER ≤ FER for product class “Non-Weatherized, Condensing Gas Furnace Fan (NWG-C)”, set out in 10 C.F.R. §430.32(y)

    On or after July 3, 2019
    3Gas furnaces that are outdoor furnaces, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%On or after December 31, 2009 and before July 3, 2019
    3.1Gas furnaces that are outdoor furnaces, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling component

    CSA P.2, for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    10 C.F.R. Appendix AA, for FER

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%

    FER ≤ FER for product class “Weatherized Non-Condensing Gas Furnace Fan (WG-NC)”, set out in 10 C.F.R. §430.32(y)

    On or after July 3, 2019
    4Gas furnaces that are through-the-wall, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%On or after December 31, 2009 and before December 31, 2012
    5Gas furnaces, other than gas furnaces for relocatable buildings or replacement non-condensing gas furnaces, that are through-the-wall, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling componentCSA P.2Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 90%On or after December 31, 2012 and before January 1, 2024
    5.1Gas furnaces, other than gas furnaces for relocatable buildings or a replacement non-condensing gas furnace, that are through-the-wall, have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h), use single-phase electric current and have an integrated cooling component

    CSA P.2, for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    10 C.F.R. Appendix AA, for FER

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 90%

    FER ≤ FER for product class “Non-Weatherized, Condensing Gas Furnace Fan (NWG-C)”, set out in 10 C.F.R. §430.32(y)

    On or after January 1, 2024
    6Gas furnaces that have an input rate of ≤ 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h) and use three-phase electric currentCSA 2.3

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 78%

    or

    Thermal efficiency ≥ 80%

    On or after February 3, 1995
    7Gas furnaces that have an input rate of > 65.92 kW (225,000 Btu/h) but ≤ 117.23 kW (400,000 Btu/h)CSA 2.3Thermal efficiency ≥ 80%On or after February 3, 1995
    8Gas furnaces for relocatable buildings

    CSA P.2 for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    10 C.F.R. Appendix AA, for fan energy rating

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 80%

    FER ≤ FER for product class “Mobile Home Non-Weatherized, Non-Condensing Gas Furnace Fan (MH-NWG-NC)”, set out in 10 C.F.R. §430.32(y)

    On or after July 3, 2019
    9Replacement non-condensing gas furnaces

    CSA P.2 for annual fuel utilization efficiency

    10 C.F.R. Appendix AA, for fan energy rating

    Annual fuel utilization efficiency ≥ 80%

    FER ≤ FER for product class “Mobile Home Non-Weatherized, Non-Condensing Gas Furnace Fan (MH-NWG-NC)”, set out in 10 C.F.R. §430.32(y)

    On or after July 3, 2019
  • SOR/2018-201, s. 35
  • SOR/2019-164, s. 5
 
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