The EnerChoice trademark was developed to assist consumers in identifying which fireplaces are most suitable for supplemental heating solutions.
Every fireplace shipped in Canada is tested for efficiency and will have an EnerGuide rating which is also known as Fireplace Efficiency (FE). The EnerChoice designation is only granted to models that meet the defined efficiency thresholds.
This trademark was developed to assist consumers in identifying which fireplaces are most suitable for supplemental heating solutions. It has its origins in British Columbia (BC), Canada. This designation and labelling was developed to identify to consumers which fireplaces are most suitable for supplemental heating solutions. These thresholds were established as part of a consultation process with Industry, Gas Utilities, Regulators and other stakeholders.
An EnerChoice designation is granted to models that meet the efficiency thresholds that indicate the most efficient models in the market.
Vented Gas Fireplace Inserts – 61%
Vented Freestanding Gas Stoves – 66%
Zero Clearance Vented Gas Fireplace – 62.4%
If intended for use as a heating appliance, an EnerChoice rated model can save money and energy. The actual savings depends on many factors such as local climate, the cost of fuel, the efficiency of the appliance and the efficiency of the dwelling itself.
Only the efficiency calculated by the CSA P.4.1 test is considered when determining eligibility to bear the registered EnerChoice trademark. When looking at fireplace efficiency, make sure you are looking at the FE generated by the CSA P.4.1 test
Fireplace by Maxwell stocks a wide range of EnerChoice Fireplaces. These vendors have shown a commitment to the EnerGuide program that allow these initiatives to continue and grow.