Amendment 14 - Energy Efficiency Regulations - Air Conditioners

Last updated: 23 October 2019
Regulatory definition:
Room air conditioner, a single-phase electric air conditioner that has a cooling capacity of 10.55 kilowatts (36,000 Btu/h) or less. It does not include a packaged terminal air conditioner, a portable air conditioner or a single package vertical air conditioner.

Compliance date:
Manufactured on or after June 1, 2014

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations
Labelling requirements:
EnerGuide label required

Energy performance standard for room air conditioners:
Louvred without reverse cycle
Cooling capacity category CEER (combined energy efficiency ration)
<2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) ≥11.0
≥2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but <4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) ≥10.9
≥4.1 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but <5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) ≥10.7
≥5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but <8.2 kW (28,000 Btu/h) ≥9.4
≥8.2 kW (28,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥9.0

Louvred with reverse cycle:
<5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) ≥9.8
≥5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥9.3

Non-louvred without reverse cycle:
<2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) ≥10.0
≥2.3 kW (8,000 Btu/h) but <3.2 kW (11,000 Btu/h) ≥9.6
≥3.2 kW (11,000 Btu/h) but <4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) ≥9.5
≥4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but <5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) ≥9.3
≥5.9 kW (20,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥9.4

Non-louvred with reverse cycle:
<4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) ≥9.3
≥4.1 kW (14,000 Btu/h) but ≤10.55 kW (36,000 Btu/h) ≥8.7

Casement-only ≥9.5
Casement-slider ≥10.4

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space cooling