An HVAC Change is in the Forecast

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SEER Change is coming

SEER2 regulations are slated to have a major impact on the HVAC industry beginning on January 1, 2023. If you have heard the term “SEER2” floating around but aren’t quite sure what it means and how it will affect you, we’ve got you covered.

What is SEER2 All About?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is a standard for gauging an air conditioner’s efficiency. The idea is that the higher the SEER number for a unit, the more efficient it will be.

However, after December 31, 2022, SEER will no longer be the standard. Instead, every new AC will receive a SEER2 rating which is a completely new standard that considers different factors in its calculations. These new regulations will require that newly manufactured residential and commercial HVAC equipment must meet the minimum energy efficiency standards on the effective date. These new standards also translate to less energy used, which means less money being spent on utility bills. So where exactly is the issue?

Well, due to these SEER2 regulations, A/C manufacturers are finding it difficult to keep up with the new demand which leads to trouble with finding parts and equipment.

What Does This Mean for Homeowners?

Although these new regulations are intended to make sure that HVAC systems are operating at more efficient levels, this has a major cost impact on homeowners. A/C parts that will be produced in the future will have to follow the SEER2 regulation standards, which means that manufacturers will no longer be producing parts for older units. This has led to a major shortage, leading to a significant increase in prices.

Also, if you have been contemplating whether you should buy a new HVAC system now or next year, you may want to go ahead and act now. If you install a system before January 1st, you will save significantly on your unit. However, if you hold off, you will find yourself spending much more. So don’t wait!

Although these new regulations can feel a bit scary, AC Today is here for you. Whether you have questions about SEER2 or are ready to purchase your new HVAC before the year ends, we can’t wait to help! Give us a call at 941-751-2642!

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