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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.

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May 30, 2013

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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