2015 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) Standards

Are you in the market for a new A/C unit or heat pump in Orlando? Well before investing thousands of dollars into a HVAC system that will heat and cool your Orlando home, there are some new federal efficiency standards that are now in place. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) made changes last year regarding HVAC efficiency standards for residential and commercial equipment that went into affect a few months ago. New Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) standards are being enforced here in Orlando and throughout the country for air conditioners and heat pumps installed on or after January 1, 2015. The old 13 SEER standard for air conditioners has now move to 14 SEER in most areas (13 SEER air conditioning units can still be sold in the northern U.S.)

The most significant product change regarding the new regulations involves all split-system heat pumps. In Orlando (as with the rest of the country) it will move from 13 SEER and 7.7 HSPF, Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, to the new national heat pump efficiency minimum of 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF.

Additionally, the changes also affect the FTC EnergyGuide label, commonly referred to as the yellow “hang tag”, attached to the heating and cooling system. The label contains SEER and HSPF ratings for the unit in relation to similar models. Instead of a single rating point, new labels for split-system air conditioners and heat pumps will now be shown in a range representing the lowest and highest SEER ratings for all the condenser’s certified coil combinations. This means all of the component parts in the entire system, inside and out, must have an aggregate SEER that meets the new guidelines.

So, if you’re in the market for a new HVAC unit in Orlando, contact a contractor that is qualified to provide the best service and the most efficient products on the market. Contact ABC today!

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