February 7, 2023
2023 Efficiency Standards
The Department of Energy’s increased efficiency standards took effect on Jan. 1, 2023, replacing the industry measures and regional compliance standards HVAC contractors have referenced for years. Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER), energy efficiency ratio (EER) and heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) ratings are changing to EER2, SEER2 and HSPF2 ratings.
Key takeaways for installing residential HVAC equipment include:
- Minimum efficiency standards affect air conditioner condensing units (AC), heat pumps (HP) and single-packaged units (SPP).
- Compliance guidelines are regionally determined and based on manufacture and install dates.
- Installing improper equipment risks steep financial penalties.
Stay on top of 2023 DOE efficiency standards to better serve your customers and protect your business.
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