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How Do The New HVAC Requirements Affect Arizona Homeowners?

Did you know The Department of Energy (DOE) has passed new HVAC system requirements that will go into effect on January 1st, 2023? Make sure you are aware of these new regulations. Especially if you are thinking of replacing your HVAC system. All new systems installed after January 1, 2023, will face tougher guidelines for energy efficiency requirements, testing, and certifications. So you may be thinking, how does this impact me? Let our team explain below.

Why are these changes taking place? 

Every six years, The Department of Energy updates its regulations in an effort to reduce energy consumption in the United States. They ensure each system is up to date and that all systems are efficient for homeowners. Each area of the U.S. has its own guidelines it must follow to comply with these standards. 

What are the new regulations? 

These new regulations will go into effect on and after January 1, 2023, and all systems installed will have to have a SEER rating of at least 15. Meaning that you will have to pay more upfront starting next year for a new system. Although the initial investment may be higher, it will ensure you are getting a quality system that will be efficient and cost less in the long run.  Right now, the requirement is a minimum SEER rating of 14. 

Do I need to update my system?

No, you do not. Systems that are already installed do not need to be updated. But anything purchased will need to meet this requirement. Meaning, if you are thinking about installing a new system, it is best to do it before January 1st if you are concerned about the initial investment cost. 

How can Wolfgangs help you? 

Our team has a variety of systems we can install for your home. If you are looking to purchase a new system in the coming months, the time is now to do so before these new regulations take effect. If you are interested in a new system that meets these requirements, we can certainly help install an energy-efficient system for your Arizona home. 

Have further questions for our team? Give us a call at 480-637-3499