Beginning in 2023, all new residential central air-conditioning and air-source heat pump systems sold in the United States will be required to meet new minimum energy efficiency standards. The new standards continue to set different cooling efficiency levels for air conditioners in the south, and they also require an increase in the heating efficiency of all air-source heat pumps.
The new standards, effective in 2023, require a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) – a measure of a system’s cooling performance – of no less than 15 SEER for residential systems in the southeast part of the United States. Higher SEER ratings indicate more energy-efficient equipment.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR CONSUMERS?
Beginning January 1, 2023. Equipment prices are estimated to increase a minimum of 30%. Supply chains will be strained as manufacturers retool, causing shortages and backlogs for new equipment.
- Air Conditioner Condensing Units
- Heat Pumps
- Single Packaged Units
- Evaporator Coils
- Gas Furnaces
If your system is out of warranty, system performance has declined or your home isn’t as comfortable as you deserve, act before December 31, 2022, to lock in 2022 pricing. Call or text us today to get your new system installed!