What is EnerGuide p4 efficiency?

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What is EnerGuide p4 efficiency?

The Energuide Standard or CSA P. 4 Efficiency certification aims to provide a method for measuring annual fireplace efficiency by taking into account the units use and performance throughout the entire heating season. The P. 4 standard looks at all three factors of efficiency when calculating a percentage as well.

Which fireplace is most energy efficient?

When it comes to efficiency, gas fireplaces have wood-burning fireplaces and pellet fireplaces beat. The use of gas is just much more efficient than than having to burn wood or pellets, not to mention that a gas fireplace doesn’t require electricity to run.

How do you read an EnerGuide label?

For appliances, the number is a measure of consumption, not efficiency: the lower the number, the better. For heating and cooling equipment, the number is a measure of efficiency: the higher the number, the better. The scale identifies, at a glance, the model’s energy performance compared to similar models.

What does fireplace efficiency mean?

Overall efficiency is the percentage of heat that is transferred to the space to be heated when a load of fuel (e.g., firewood, pellets) is burned. Actual efficiency will vary depending on factors such as wood moisture, appliance operation and installation (e.g., outside piping, chimney height).

How many BTUs should my gas fireplace have?

You can expect a standard gas fireplace to be around 30-40,000BTUs. A gas fireplace heat output might be shortened, to 30kBTU for 30,000BTU for example, for simplicity purposes. What is this? BTU is a standard measurement of heat, and is short for British Thermal Unit.

How do I choose a good fireplace?

What You Need to Know Before Buying a New Fireplace

  1. Decide on the fireplace’s main purpose.
  2. Don’t buy a fireplace with the intention of heating more than one room.
  3. If you’re looking for heating efficiency, consider a thermostat-controlled, self-modulated fireplace.

What does an EnerGuide label tell you?

An EnerGuide label indicates a rating that will help you better understand your home’s energy performance, which may help you lower your energy use. An EnerGuide label is an official record of your home’s energy performance, and may help increase its resale value.

How is fireplace efficiency measured?

Combustion efficiency represents a calculated measurement (in percent) of how well the wood burning device is converting the wood into useable heat. It does not reflect how much of the useable heat produced is transferred to the home.

How can I make my fireplace insert more efficient?

So here are some suggestions for how you can make your fireplace more energy efficient:

  1. Crack open a window nearest your fireplace.
  2. Turn on central or room fans to circulate heat.
  3. Use hard wood for fuel.
  4. Add a damper (if your fireplace does not have one)
  5. Use an inflatable flue plug.
  6. Install a top-sealing chimney damper.
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