Big changes are coming to residential AC products next year, making now the best time to upgrade your HVAC system. SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, measures the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner. The higher the SEER rating, the greater the overall efficiency. In 2023, new energy efficiency standards will go into effect across the United States. This means 14 SEER systems will be phased out, and you will no longer have access to low cost AC options. Here’s what you need to know.

The New SEER Standard

As of right now, the minimum standard SEER rating is 13 in many regions, but that’s about to change given the new government regulations set in place by the U.S. Department of Energy. Come January 1st, 2023, 15-SEER systems will be the minimum efficiency rating to be installed, as mandated by government regulations. All new residential AC units purchased and sold in the United States will be required to meet these new energy efficiency standards, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

What Does This Mean For You?

With higher efficiency comes higher upfront costs. In fact, newer 15-SEER systems can cost homeowners 20-50%  more than they do right now. This means you could be looking to spend about $350-1,500 more on average. Needless to say, homeowners are rushing to upgrade their systems before manufacturer supply runs out. Even though you will save money in the long run by installing a unit with higher efficiency, the upfront costs isn’t something every homeowner has the budget for. With this in mind, there’s still time to secure a 14-SEER system that will still be efficient, but cost less than a 15-SEER.

Upgrade Your Cooling Equipment Now To Take Advantage Of Low Cost AC Options While You Can!

Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric Offers 14-SEER Units. We Service Tampa, FL and the Surrounding Areas. 

If you’ve put off upgrading your current air conditioner, don’t delay any more. There is still time to have a 14-SEER unit installed in your home, as long as it’s before January 1st, 2023. At Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric, we have a limited supply of 14-SEER systems in stock and can install them through December 31st, 2022. When you take action now, you can save money on those higher upfront costs. Don’t wait until your system breaks down next year. Contact Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric to install your 14-SEER unit today. We service all of Tampa, FL and the surrounding areas.