New Federal Regulations on HVAC and AC Systems Beginning in 2023

Reliance Air Services prides itself on doing what’s best for customers like you looking to affordably keep your indoor spaces comfortable year-round and cool in the summer. That is why we continue to be the trusted name for air conditioning repair in Bradenton, FL, and nearby areas. We want to take a moment to let you know about new federal regulations for HVAC and AC systems that will be going into effect in 2023. The aim of these changes is to make indoor comfort systems more environmentally friendly and efficient.

New SEER Rating Requirements

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a measure of how efficient an air conditioning unit is when it operates and cools your indoor spaces. As of 2022, the standard recommendation with SEER ratings is at least 13 for air conditioners. The new regulations that go into effect in 2023 will require a 16 SEER unit. This means an air conditioning installation involving lower-rated systems will no longer be available in southern states like Florida. However, manufacturers will be making parts for these systems. The new efficiency standards also apply to heat pumps.

You Don’t Have to Replace Your Current Unit

The new efficiency regulations coming in 2023 only apply to new units. Therefore, if you have an existing cooling system that’s still well-maintained and functioning well, you’re welcome to continue using it. We can help you out with air conditioning maintenance for a new or existing HVAC system with our money-saving Reliance Air Club Maintenance Program.

Higher SEER Ratings Save You Money

Homeowners rarely have systems that are 13 or less with SEER ratings. If you do have a lower-rated system, an upgrade is worth considering for your next air conditioning replacement. A higher-rated unit is one that’s more energy efficient, which is good for your home – and the planet. An added efficiency boost ultimately contributes to noticeable long-term savings potential as well, and that’s good for your budget.

We’ve Got All Your HVAC Needs Affordably Covered

Reliance Air Services is here to help with all types of home comfort needs and air conditioning services in Bradenton and the entire Southwest Florida area. If you’re looking to maximize your indoor comfort and savings, now is a perfect time to upgrade to an energy-efficient HVAC system. We also keep costs in check for our customers with affordable pricing all year and financing options. Contact us today to learn more about our HVAC solutions, services, and products.


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