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Understanding SEER2 HVAC Updates

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When January 1st, 2023 dawns, so does a new era of the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating system. It’s called SEER2, and it has implications about rising HVAC costs that we want to talk to you about. Here’s what it means.

  • HVAC prices are anticipated to rise in 2023.
  • SEER2 impacts the production of air conditioners, heat pumps, gas furnaces, evaporator coils, and single packaged units.
  • Government regulation changes for systems manufactured in 2023 may cause price increases of 20% or more, which will be offset to the customer.

SEER2 is good for the environment, but it’s not projected to be good for your wallet. Homeowners should consider inspections on their current HVAC units to know how long they should last, and consider the possibility of installing a new system before January 1st, 2023.

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How It Impacts Homeowners

There’s one major benefit and one enormous setback that homeowners need to consider. SEER2 means they will have access to more energy efficient systems, which will lower annual heating and cooling costs. That’s great, but it’s not without an increased price threshold to get there.

Your current HVAC system can still be extremely energy efficient if it’s maintained properly. If the anticipated price increase for SEER2 systems worries you, it’s best to maintain what you already have to the best of your ability.

If your air conditioner or furnace is currently struggling and you can’t remember when your last repair was, it’s time to either plan a repair or a replacement. Stock of pre-SEER2 systems may be limited; it’s time to act.

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Lock in 2022 pricing before it’s too late. December is already here and the standard SEER rating minimum thresholds will soon be gone.

Contact us today to schedule your new HVAC installation and save money before SEER2 lands on January 1st, 2023.

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