New HVAC Regulations Are Coming

What Is Happening?
What Is The Effect On You?
What Can You Do To Prepare?

Pre-2023 Requirements

Pre 2023 US Regions Map

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North

In the North, pre-2023 regulations stated that units must be 13 SEER.

South

In the South, pre-2023 regulations stated that units must be 14 SEER.

Southwest

In the Southwest, pre-2023 regulations stated that units must be high-efficiency 14 SEER.

Requirements Starting In 2023*

Pre 2023 US Regions Map

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North

Starting 01/01/2023, the new regulations require units to be 14 SEER in the North. However, old 13 SEER units can still be installed after 01/01/2023 — as long as they were manufactured before 12/31/2022.

South

Starting 01/01/2023, the new regulations require units to be 15 SEER in the South. The South cannot install 14 SEER equipment after 01/01/2023.

Notice: This information is only a summary of the DOE's direct final rule to the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975. It is for general reference only. For specific compliance requirements and updates, please refer to the actual code language from the Department of Energy or consult legal counsel.

*https://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.php?id=40232