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Clothes dryers

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

Clothes dryer, a household tumble-type clothes dryer that is electrically operated.

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after January 1, 2015

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

Compliant product models

Clothes dryers as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

EnerGuide label required

Testing standard

CAN/CSA-C361-16 or Appendix D2 to Subpart B, Part 430 of Title 10 to the United States Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Uniform Test Method for Measuring the Energy Consumption of Clothes Dryers

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for clothes dryers
Product type Minimum combined energy factor
kg/kWh lb/kWh
Conventional standard electric 1.69 3.73
Conventional compact electric 120 V 1.64 3.61
Conventional compact electric 240 1.48 3.27
Ventless compact electric 240 V 1.16 2.55
Ventless combination washer-dryer electric 0.94 2.08

V = volts
kg/kWh = kilograms per kilowatt-hours
lb/kWh = pounds per kilowatt-hours

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • annual energy consumption in kWh
  • size category: compact or standard
  • nominal voltage
  • type of drying control -  timed, auto-temperature or auto-moisture
  • capacity, in L, of clothes dryer’s drum
  • combined energy factor in kg/kWh

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations. This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations. This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.

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