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"Understanding the New SEER2 Requirements for Air Conditioning Systems"


WHAT IS SEER2?


SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. It is calculated by dividing the cooling output for a typical cooling season by the total electric energy input for the same time period. SEER2 is an updated version of this calculation that uses the new M1 blower testing procedure



The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced new requirements for the minimum seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER2) for air conditioning units. These new regulations, which go into effect in 2023, will require all new AC units to have a SEER2 rating of 14.3 or higher. This is a significant increase from the current minimum SEER rating of 13.



WHAT ARE THE NEW MINIMUM EQUIPMENT EFFICIENCY RATINGS FOR THE SEER2 UPDATE?


The Department of Energy has divided U.S.A. into three separate regions with these requirements the same for every region:


Heat pumps must meet a SEER2 rating of 14.3 and an HSPF2 of 7.5.


Residential single packaged air conditioners and gas-electric packaged units must meet a minimum SEER2 of 13.4.


Packaged heat pumps and dual-fuel must have a minimum SEER2 of 13.4 and an HSPF2 of 6.7.


Each region has separate requirements for Cooling-Only Equipment:


North (National) Region: Residential air conditioners must have a SEER2 rating of 13.4


Southeast Region: Residential air conditioners below 45,000 BTUs must have a SEER2 rating of 14.3. Air conditioners 45,000 BTUs - 65,000 BTUs must have a SEER2 rating of 13.8.

Southwest Region: Residential air conditioners below 45,000 BTUs must have a SEER2 rating of 14.3 and an EER2 of 11.7 (9.8 EER2 if SEER2 ≥ 15.2). Residential air conditioners 45,000 BTUs – 65,000 BTUs must have a SEER2 rating of 13.8 and an EER2 of 11.2 (9.8 EER2 if SEER2 ≥ 15.2).


These new regulations are being implemented in order to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The higher the SEER2 rating, the more efficient the unit is at converting energy into cool air. This means that homeowners will be able to save money on their energy bills by upgrading to a more efficient unit.


One company that is well-prepared for these new regulations is Prime AC and Heat. They offer a variety of high-efficiency units that meet or exceed the new SEER2 requirements. These units are not only more energy efficient, but they also offer superior performance and reliability.


Homeowners who are in the market for a new AC unit should consider upgrading to a high-efficiency unit from Prime AC and Heat. Not only will they save money on their energy bills, but they will also be in compliance with the new DOE regulations. With Prime AC and Heat, homeowners can have peace of mind knowing that they are making a smart investment that will pay off in the long run.


In addition to the new SEER2 requirements, the DOE has also announced new regulations for heat pumps. These new regulations will require all new heat pumps to have a minimum heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF) of 8.5. Like the new SEER2 requirements, these regulations are being implemented to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Prime AC and Heat also offers a variety of high-efficiency heat pumps that meet or exceed these new HSPF requirements, so homeowners can be assured that they are making a smart investment in both heating and cooling efficiency.


In conclusion, the new SEER2 and HSPF requirements from the DOE are aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption. Prime AC and Heat offers a variety of high-efficiency units that meet or exceed these new regulations, making it an excellent choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC system. By upgrading to a more efficient unit, homeowners can save money on their energy bills and ensure compliance with the new regulations.






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The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently announced new requirements for the minimum seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) for air conditioning units. These new regulations, which go into effect in 2023, will require all new AC units to have a SEER rating of 14 or higher. This is a significant increase from the current minimum SEER rating of 13. In this blog, we will discuss what SEER2 is, why the new regulations have been put in place, and how these changes will affect homeowners.


SEER is a measure of the efficiency of an air conditioning system. It is calculated by dividing the cooling output of the system over a typical cooling season by the total energy consumed during that same period. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the unit is at converting energy into cool air. The new regulations will require all new AC units to have a SEER rating of 14 or higher, which is a significant increase from the current minimum SEER rating of 13.


The new regulations have been put in place to improve energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption. The DOE estimates that the new SEER requirements will result in a reduction of energy consumption of about 8% compared to the current standards. This reduction in energy consumption will not only save homeowners money on their energy bills, but it will also help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decrease dependence on fossil fuels.


For homeowners, the new SEER requirements mean that they will need to upgrade their AC units to meet the new standards. This can be a significant investment, but it will pay off in the long run with lower energy bills and improved energy efficiency. Homeowners who are in the market for a new AC unit should consider upgrading to a high-efficiency unit that meets or exceeds the new SEER requirements.


One company that is well-prepared for these new regulations is Prime AC and Heat. They offer a variety of high-efficiency units that meet or exceed the new SEER requirements. These units are not only more energy efficient, but they also offer superior performance and reliability. Homeowners who choose to upgrade their AC units with Prime AC and Heat will not only be in compliance with the new regulations but also have peace of mind knowing that they are making a smart investment that will pay off in the long run.


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In conclusion, the new SEER2 requirements for air conditioning systems are aimed at improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption. The new regulations will require all new AC units to have a SEER rating of 14 or higher. This is a significant increase from the current minimum SEER rating of 13. Homeowners will need to upgrade their AC units to meet the new standards, but it will pay off in the long run with lower energy bills and improved energy efficiency. Prime AC and Heat offers a variety of high-efficiency units that meet or exceed the new SEER2 requirements, making it an excellent choice for homeowners looking to upgrade their HVAC system.




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