EnerGuide label is a mandatory label for dishwashers in Canada.
Here is how the EnerGuide label may look like. The source of image is nrcan.gc.ca (Natural Resources Canada website) where you can find the labels for other appliances also.
There are four items on the label.
- You will see a number and kWh sign besides it. That indicates annual energy consumption by your dishwasher. kWh is a unit of energy. It stands for kilowatt hours.
- You will see a bar with an arrow sign on top. The bar represents energy consumption by most and least efficient models from left to right. The arrow on top indicates where your dishwasher model stands in comparison.
- In the bottom center part of the label, you will see type and capacity of the dishwasher indicating “similar models compared”.
- At the very bottom, you will find the model number of your dishwasher.
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