Due to the regulatory changes implemented by the DOE for 2023 we have updated our 2022 return policy to reflect equipment that will be obsolete after December 31st, 2022.
As such, we will no longer be able to accept returns on the following model numbers after September 30th, 2022.
How does this affect you?
The regulatory changes will go into effect on JANUARY 1, 2023. Please note that there are sell-through deadlines that differ by product line and region.
On January 1, 2023, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) new minimum efficiency standards for split system air conditioners (ACs) and split system heat pumps (HPs) will go into effect. These new regulations are part of the DOE’s ongoing initiative to reduce overall energy consumption in the United States.
7-8% Increase from current minimum SEER ratings
New Ratings Nomenclature – SEER2, EER2, HSPF2
New Equipment Test Procedures
Click on one of the buttons below to view the new equipment model numbers by brand.
New Testing Procedures
Along with increasing the minimum efficiency in 2023, HVAC manufacturers will also be required to comply with a new M1 testing procedure for developing efficiency ratings. Compared to today’s M test procedure, the external static pressure used when testing will be increased by up to 5X to better reﬂect ﬁeld conditions.
Since the new M1 testing requirements are more stringent and reduce the resulting efficiency rating, in 2023, there will be new metrics and nomenclature – SEER2, EER2 and HSPF2. Note the following:
- The new SEER2 ratings will be lower and the minimum efficiencies will be reduced to account for the more difficult test procedures, compared to the SEER ratings on the same system – e.g. the North region’s 14.0 SEER minimum efficiency under the current test procedure will become a 13.4 SEER2 under the new test procedure.
- All tiers of products will need to be rerated, optimized, and relaunched in accordance with the new M1 test procedure – resulting in a much larger scale project for manufacturers compared to prior minimum efficiency changes.
- The new test procedure will also drive changes to the airﬂow set point on indoor blowers (fan coils and furnaces).