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Fast EnerGuide facts
• After furnaces and water heaters, household appliances are the biggest energy users in the average Canadian home.
• Major electrical household appliances—typically large kitchen and laundry appliances—consume, on average, up to 14 percent of the total energy used in the home.
• Appliances in Canada must meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency. There are many appliances on the market today that are much more energy-efficient than the minimum standard, and others that just barely meet it.
• An appliance with an EnerGuide label is not necessarily energy efficient. The label shows the appliance's average annual energy consumption rating and compares this rating with that of other similar models.
• For major household appliances, the lower the kilowatt-hour (kWh/y) rating, the less energy the appliance consumes, and the less it will cost to operate.
• For room air conditioners, the higher the energy-efficiency ratio (EER) is, the more energy-efficient the unit is.
When shopping for major household appliances, check the EnerGuide label. Once you've determined the type of appliance you're after, choose the model with the lowest rating, and save!
To order copies of our energy efficiency publications call Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency toll-free at 1 800 387-2000, write to Energy Publications, Office of Energy Efficiency, c/o DLS, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S9 or visit the EnerGuide Web site at