All gas fireplaces sold in Canada are required to be listed with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). These listings include details about each model, relevant when choosing the right model for you; including efficiency and ignition type.
The best way to determine the efficiency of a gas fireplace is to look on the EnerGuide label for its Fireplace Efficiency (FE) Rating based on the CSA-P.4 test method.
This FE number may be found in a number of different locations including the product literature, or displayed in the store.
However if you are unable to locate the P.4.1 FE on site or in the available literature, please check with the manufacturer or search using the NRCan online database.
EnerGuide Fireplace Efficiency (FE) Labels may also be provided on literature containing multiple products. Although this multi product label does not contain the FE, is a good indication the models included are registered with NRCan and the CSA P.4.1 efficiency will be readily available.
Looking to Buy
When choosing a fireplace to suit your home and your needs, there are several factors to consider. Questions such as how and when you plan to use your fireplace will ensure you find the right model for your home. We’ve assembled some tools and information to assist you with your selection.