SEER2 The New Efficiency Standard of 2023

SEER2 The New Efficiency Standard of 2023

What are SEER regulations?

Did you know that HVAC equipment, like air conditioning units, gas furnaces, condensers, and more, are rated for efficiency? These efficiency standards are known as SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings. Think of it as something like your car’s fuel efficiency, except in this case. You’re measuring comfort per energy dollar spent, not miles per gallon. And like an MPG rating, the higher the number, the better. With higher SEER ratings, your heating and cooling equipment will have a smaller carbon footprint and save you money on energy bills.

By 2023, new SEER standards, known as SEER2, are going into effect. This can affect the equipment available for use in your home.

Let’s examine the old SEER standards and then look at the new ones – how they’ve changed and affected you when upgrading your HVAC equipment.

What is the current SEER standard?

The Federal government set the first SEER standards in 1975. However, there were no rules regarding minimum SEER ratings for air conditioning and HVAC equipment until 1987,

Those requirements aren’t the same across the nation. There are three different regional requirements, dependent upon geography: For our customers in New Jersey, the North is our region.

Within each region, three different ratings must be met for air conditioning, split systems, heat pumps, and other equipment. These will be different starting in 2023.

So, what’s changing?

Two primary changes are coming in 2023.

  • The techniques used for the SEER2 rating system will be different. Without getting too technical, the methods used will more closely reflect real-world conditions. This involves measuring the efficiency of the units with different external static pressure requirements than those used previously.
  • The ratings are increasing from 13 for air conditioners. For the Northern region, the new air conditioning standard will be 14. That means new air conditioning systems will use less electricity than older equipment.
  • The ratings are increasing from 14 for heat pumps. For the Northern region, the new heating standard will be 15. That means new heat pump systems will use less electricity than older equipment.

While this may be a decrease in efficiency standards, because of the new testing requirements, equipment measured with these standards (SEER2) is significantly more efficient than those with a similar rating measured by the old (SEER) standards.

What kinds of products are affected by SEER2 regulations?

What types of products are covered by the new SEER2 guidelines? Here’s a short list.

Air conditioner condensing units

Air conditioning condensing units are the outdoor portion of a split HVAC system. They’re often paired with a coil and air handler to comprise a split AC unit.

Heat pumps

Heat pumps operate to both warm and cool the air inside your home by tapping into differences in the temperature between indoors and outdoors. They’re highly efficient and are an integral part of most modern HVAC systems for the home.

Gas furnaces

Gas furnaces are used for heating, and the SEER2 requirement also covers them for energy-efficient systems.

As the list suggests, air conditioners aren’t only covered by SEER2 requirements. HVAC contractors must meet SEER2 requirements when meeting consumer demand for new and improved HVAC systems.

How do SEER2 requirements affect you?

HVAC manufacturers are constantly improving the efficiency standard of their equipment, and that trend in efficiency growth will increase in the future. New technology will continue to make AC units and other HVAC equipment more efficient throughout the industry.

Companies that install air conditioning and other HVAC equipment must ensure that all equipment installed in the future, starting in 2023, meets the new standards.

Older inventory that doesn’t meet the new requirements cannot be sold or installed after January 1, 2023, so if you’re looking to have work done on your HVAC system, either to reduce energy costs or to replace defective equipment, it’s probably wise to check with HVAC business owners now to see how prices on gear may be affected by the new standards.

Let Air Professionals Help.

Understanding the new requirements and comparing equipment – AC units, heat pumps, condensers, self-packaged units, mini-split systems, and more – can be complicated. That’s where it’s smart to work with a trusted HVAC Contractor.

Air Professionals has the expertise necessary to ensure you get the right equipment for cooling and heating your home. Their HVAC technicians will work with you to explain the benefits of different types of gear and how well they meet the new requirements for energy efficiency.

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Hilmi is polite, professional and knowledgable. I have found this company always provides excellent service.
Mark Keller
Mark Keller
Nicholas was just AWESOME !!!! Very knowledgeable and answered every question I had (and I had a LOT). Great experience with Air Professionals and will always be using them for my HVAC needs.
Jason Ganovsky
Jason Ganovsky
So grateful for Sean and the crew at Air Professionals! It's invaluable these days to find a source of honest, impartial advice. If you have a chance to work with them, take it!
Daniel Ang
Daniel Ang
HIlmi is very patient and detail oriented. Thanks.
Lawrence Schwartz
Lawrence Schwartz
We couldn't be more pleased with the entire process of ordering through installing our replacement Carrier a/c system. From the owner to the project manager to the installation crew and office staff - all provided courteous, knowledgeable, and professional service while taking the time to answer many questions. Fairly priced, highly recommended!
Melissa Davis
Melissa Davis
Greg was fantastic. He went above and beyond and was a great communicator.
Margaret Dailey
Margaret Dailey
Anthony Dileo arrived on time and was quite professional. He did the maintenance on my A/C in a timely manner and asked if I had questions or concerns. He was very polite.
Chad Farer
Chad Farer
Great service, on time and always do a complete job. They also are great at answering all questions asked !!! Would direct anyone to this company to anyone who asks about this type of work !!I would like to add that your tech picked up the smell of gas outside. Turns out there was a small leak which is now corrected !
Henry Miller
Henry Miller
Brian was very professional and helpful as he performed annual preventative maintenance on our AC units. Highly competent and made his evaluation relatable to someone who is not trained in this industry. I highly recommend this company.
Lindsay Licwinko
Lindsay Licwinko
Always on time, always friendly and always professional. I use them for all of my HVAC repairs and servicing and I always refer them to friends and family.
Deborah Labbadia
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Greg came for a “no AC” problem for my tenant within an hour of my calling. He quickly found the issue, fixed it and then looked at everything just to be sure there were no other big issues. Really appreciate the prompt and professional service. Highly recommend!
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Elliot Stetson
Elliot Stetson
Greg was the technician who did the Air Conditioner maintenance and went above and beyond the basics. He did an excellent job, meticulous and careful. Air Professionals put my existing unit in and have been excellent in their follow up service. No one regret.
Karen Hoff
Karen Hoff
On time, efficient, took care of our concerns
Sharon Poinier
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Our technician, Ryan, was the most knowledgeable one we have ever had. He explained everything in detail, and taught me so much about our A/C system. He gave me tips on various steps we could take to optimize the life and efficiency of our system. He also gave us valuable information about heat pumps and the ways in which they have been improved in recent years. Also, he explained how much a heat pump could save us in energy costs. Definitely food for thought!
Gailen Hart
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Air Professionals did excellent job replacing 19 year old HVAC unit with new Carrier unit - Heat Pump, Heating, and A/C.Completed job in one day. Very clean installation.Tech showed us how to operate new unit.Also really like new WiFi connection.And the energy rebates and Air Professional discounts made this a very good deal.
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Norman Torgerson
Greg, Outstanding service; thorough, efficient and informative! Air Professionals -- highly recommended!
Bonnie Davis
Bonnie Davis
Service was on time and very efficient. Service person Ryan was very courteous and respectful of my home. He had some very helpful suggestions for safety of my A/C and furnace. I highly recommend this company and their service people.
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Irish God
Tech came as scheduled.He resolved the issue in a few minutes.Definitely recommend.
Cheryl Brown
Cheryl Brown
Excellent service, always on time. Happy to have heat!
Cheryl Smagala
Cheryl Smagala
We have been using Air Professionals for years for both our heating and AC systems. We have always been pleased with their service and their attention to details. I would highly recommend them.
Bruce Stout
Bruce Stout
Air Professionals are truly professional. Competent, considerate and on time. Explain everything that did and found clearly and concisely.
andrew miller
andrew miller
Very professional in every way.
shield maiden
shield maiden
My AC went down and I called Air Professionals. They arrived within half and hour and Greg had them issue repaired within 20 mins! They are always polite and professional and do and excellent job. Highly recommend them!!!
Philip Valese
Philip Valese
Antonio and John performed a follow up service on our ductless unit to check the freon pressure and see if there were any system leaks. All checked out fine.
Mike K.
Mike K.
I've used their services in both the spring and fall and have always been completely satisfied. Professional, prompt and courteous attention to detail from the beginning scheduling to the final service has always been my experience.
Haralambo Balabanis
Haralambo Balabanis
Excellent job very happy with the service
Elise Korn
Elise Korn
They are knowledgeable and stand by their work all the way through. Professional and very pleasant to work with.
Kathleen Rule
Kathleen Rule
Always professional and solve the problem promptly!
Joe M.
Joe M.
Greg announced his arrival in advance and got here on time to service my furnace under the annual maintenance plan. Everything checked out. A few minor issues were remedied and I could not be happier with the service.
Richard Thompson
Richard Thompson
Greg kept me informed about his expected arrival time. When he arrived he took a look at my furnace, diagnosed the issues, and fixed them while explaining to me exactly what the problem was. I could not have asked for a better experience and would recommend him to anyone.
Michael Salerno
Michael Salerno
I have been using Air Professionals for nearly two decades and they continously exceed my expectations. Thank you!
Renni Turillo
Renni Turillo
I’ve been using Air Professionals since a “real” person used to answer the phone!! They have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are always on time, always polite and a pleasure to do business with ~
Ed Mahieu
Ed Mahieu
Air Professionals installed and setup 3 Zone system. The job was well done and follow up were efficient.
Al Addvensky
Al Addvensky
We have been using Air Professionals ~18 years now and they have always been very professional, courteous and knowledgeable. They are careful and respectful of your home, during installations and routine maintenance. Shane was here on 5/2/23 for the annual A.C. preventive maintenance and he was extremely thorough. Keep up the excellent work!
J. VIn
J. VIn
I've used Air Professionals for years. They are honest, dependable and are incredibly professional. We just had a new ductless system installed to replace our old one and they were incredibly fair in how they treated us. The guys who installed it could not have been better. Thorough, knowledgeable and meticulous. They even vacuumed the rug behind a piece of furniture they had to move because our dogs hair had built up there! This company goes above and beyond. I highly recommend!
erick carrero
erick carrero
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Ron Burd
Ron Burd
Called ahead and showed up early. Was polite, friendly and knowledgeable. I have used Air Professionals for many years.I am always very pleased with their work!
Martin Jernigan
Martin Jernigan
Of course you have a problem with your heat pump on Thanksgiving eve!! I reached out to Sean (who sold us the new system in June) and also left a message at the on-call technician. Sean called me back walked through the steps to check the condensation pump and clean the trap.. Then Ryan (on call) walked through similar steps. Then it happened... he suggested to check the secondary emergency switch (the red emergency shutoff at the top of the basement stairs)... yep.. that was it. It was off... (and of course NO one in the house touched it! lol). There is humor in this one.. yet Sean and Ryan both responded promptly and were very professional. Being it's Thanksgiving, I am thankful for the service level expectation from Air Professionals. I was trying to take care of my family's needs for the holiday, and both Sean and Ryan stepped away from theirs to help. Thank you!!! Happy Thanksgiving!
W Irvine
W Irvine
Great, efficient service!
Glenn Lipomanis
Glenn Lipomanis
Our technician Greg is awesome. Patient, thorough, and professional. I feel we are in good hands with him.
Paul Hahofer
Paul Hahofer
Professional and courteous. Extremely knowledgeable technician that took the time to explain what he observed and the overall status of my furnace
Carmine Napoli
Carmine Napoli
Ryan serviced my heating today. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He explained everything to me. I highly recommend Air Professionals and Ryan!!!
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