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What Is SEER2?

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Since the early 1990s, the Department of Energy (DOE) has used SEER ratings to evaluate and regulate the efficiency of HVAC systems across the country. The acronym SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and the higher the SEER number, the higher the unit’s efficiency.

Although this has been the industry standard for the last 30 years, there’s a new standard known as SEER2 by which HVAC systems will be judged starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Why Is a Change Needed?

The change to a SEER2 rating system aims to address the flaws in the original SEER rating system’s testing, including its evaluation of static pressure. Basically, the way SEER ratings have accounted for static pressure in their calculation hasn’t been as realistic or accurate compared to how these systems function in actual conditions. 

What Are the New SEER2 Ratings for Florida?

When selecting a new or replacement cooling system after Jan. 1, 2023, Florida homeowners and business owners should follow the requirements for the southwest region, which will be:

  • AC system standards: 14.3 SEER2 rating, which is the equivalent of a 15.0 SEER rating
  • Heat pump standards: 14.3 SEER2 rating, which is the equivalent of a 15.0 SEER rating
  • Single packaged unit standards: 13.4 SEER2 rating, which is the equivalent of a 14.0 SEER rating

Replacing or Installing New HVAC Systems

If you’re happy with your current HVAC system, you won’t need to make a change. But if you’re shopping for a new cooling system, our experts at Air Flow Designs can walk you through the process of selecting the right unit for your home and needs that is fully compliant with the new SEER2 guidelines.

Trust Air Flow Designs With All Your HVAC Needs

When it comes to Department of Energy regulations and HVAC system efficiency, we know it can get a little confusing. That’s why our experts are here to help with all your air conditioning installation and replacement needs.

We can meet with you to discuss your budget and home needs and ensure we’re selecting a compliant system that will serve your family for years to come.

Our trained technicians can service and install these types of cooling systems:

For all your heating and cooling repairs, replacements, installations, and maintenance, trust the experienced professionals at Air Flow Designs.

Contact us online today to get started.

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