New SEER Ratings in 2023
Find Out How It Can Affect You
Are You in Need of a New HVAC system in Wilmington, NC or Surrounding Areas? If so, you will want to read this first.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will raise the minimum efficiency requirements for central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps starting in January 2023. Systems sold in the U.S. beginning January 1, 2023, must meet those minimum standards.
This change will create a new generation of HVAC systems designed to be more efficient and eco-friendly. But you’ll also pay more to enjoy these new features, a factor to consider if you plan to replace your equipment in the next few months.
What Is SEER and How Does it Impact HVAC Systems?
The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) measures cooling system efficiency. The higher the number, the better the efficiency.
Beginning next year, SEER ratings for AC units and heat pumps will increase from 14 to 15 SEER in the South and Southwest regions of the country.
The increase in efficiency means you will use less electricity for the same amount of cooling. Your home’s carbon footprint will shrink, and so will your utility bills. But you can expect manufacturers to increase prices to accommodate the new SEER ratings.