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Water heaters to be added to HVAC EnerGuide program

Contractors' use of the label to increase energy efficient water heater sales is crucial to program's success.

May 30, 2013   HPAC Magazine

The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) has finalized an agreement with manufacturers who sell electric and gas/propane water heaters in Canada to participate in the industry managed HVAC EnerGuide Program. Through this activity, consumers will be provided with verified energy efficiency information in an easy-to-understand format. This initiative is supported by the Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH). Water heater manufacturers will place an EnerGuide Label in their product literature in a recognizable manner to the consumer. HRAI in partnership with NRCan has been managing the HVAC EnerGuide Program, which was launched in 1996. The program commenced with unitary split-systems central air conditioners and heat pumps, gas-fired forced air furnaces, followed by oil furnaces in 2001. For more information e-mail Caroline Czajko: cczajko@hrai.ca.

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