Gas boilers - household
Energy Efficiency Regulations
Gas boiler, a boiler that uses exclusively propane or natural gas, is intended for application in a low pressure steam, or hot water, central heating system and has an input rate of less than 87.92 kW (300 000 Btu/h)
Household gas boilers manufactured on or after January 15, 2021 and intended for low pressure steam systems.
Household gas boilers, other than those intended for low pressure steam systems, manufactured on or after July 1, 2023.
For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations.
Compliant product models
Gas boilers - household as listed on NRCan’s searchable database
Energy efficiency regulations by province
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Energy efficiency standard
|Energy performance standard for household gas boilers|
|Household gas boilers that are intended for low pressure steam systems||≥ 82%||No continuously burning pilot light
Standby power ≤ 8 W
Off-mode power ≤ 8 W
|Household gas boilers that are intended for hot water systems||≥ 90%||No continuously burning pilot light
Standby power ≤ 9 W
Off-mode power ≤ 9 W
|Household gas boilers that are intended for hot water systems and do not have tankless domestic water heating coils||≥ 90%||No continuously burning pilot light
Equipped with automatic water temperature adjustment device and not operable without the device
Standby power ≤ 9 W
Off-mode power ≤ 9W
AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
Energy efficiency report requirements
- name of product
- brand name
- model number
- 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
- type of fuel used
- type of boiler system: hot water or low pressure steam
- maximum heat input and output nominal capacities, in kW (Btu/h)
- annual fuel utilization efficiency
- information that indicates whether the product has tankless domestic water heating coils
- type of automatic water temperature adjustment device the product has, if any
- standby power (watts)
- off-mode power (watts)
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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