There is a new regulation for SEER rating

If you haven’t paid attention to the news, a new law has been implemented that has impacted the HVAC industry.

As of January, the federal government issued new regulations for the SEER rating for all new HVAC units that will be produced this year.

If you’re like me, chances are, you have no idea what SEER means, and you also have no idea how this new regulation will impact you directly. Well, SEER is an acronym that means seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It is basically a measure of the energy efficiency of the HVAC unit and the higher the rating, the better the efficiency. With the new regulation, SEER is now SEER2, and all HVAC manufacturers will need to build the new units in compliance with the new regulations issued by the government. Of course, the new regulations will cause an increase in price for all new HVAC units as well as parts. So, if you’re purchasing an HVAC unit this year, be aware that you’ll be spending more money for the new unit. The good news is, if you have an old HVAC unit, you’re not required to update it to comply with the new regulations. So, you won’t need to worry about the extra costs for a new HVAC unit until you’re ready to purchase or upgrade. However, with an old unit, it might become difficult to find the parts to fix them. This means that there might be some delay in getting old HVAC units up and running, so be prepared for this to impact you in some way.