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2023 HVAC Regional Standards

Overview

The DOE is set to increase regional SEER/EER requirements for Air-conditioners and HSPF ratings for Heat Pumps starting on January 1, 2023. The table below shows the upcoming requirements:

 
Product Class
North SEER
Southeast SEER
Southwest SEER
Southwest EER
Nationwide SEER
Nationwide HSPF
Split-System Air Conditioners with a Certified Cooling Capacity <45,000 Btu/h
14
15
15
12.2/10.2*
Split-System Air Conditioners with a Certified Cooling Capacity ≥45,000 Btu/h
14
14.5
14.5
11.7/10.2*
Split-System Heat Pumps



15
Single-Package Air Conditioners



14
8.8
Single-Package Heat Pumps



11.0
14
Space-Constrained Air Conditioners



12
8.0
Space-Constrained Heat Pumps



12
Small-Duct High-Velocity Systems



12
 
*The 10.2 EER amended energy conservation standard applies to split-system air conditioners with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio greater than or equal to 16.
 
 
2023 HVAC Regional Standards map
 
 

Effective August 15th, 2017 records must be maintained by installing contractors for the installation of Central Air-Conditioners (In the South and Southwest) and Single-Package Air-Conditioners (In the Southwest Region). The following information must be maintained for four years by contractors:

Split-system Central Air Conditioners

(Contractors must maintain the following for both the condensing unit and indoor unit, not including uncased coils sold as replacement parts)

  • Manufacturer
  • Model Number
  • Serial Number
  • Date unit was purchased
  • Contact information from whom the unit was purchased
  • Date the unit was sold
  • Contact information of the purchaser (name/ address/ phone number).
  • Installation Address
  •  
    Single Package Air Conditioners
  • Manufacturer
  • Model Number
  • Serial Number
  • Date unit was purchased
  • Contact information from whom the unit was purchased
  • Date the unit was sold
  • Contact information of the purchaser (name/ address/ phone number).
  • Installation Address
  •  

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