Here at Econo Air, our team is committed to staying up to date on the latest trends, advancements, and regulations in the HVAC industry to ensure you receive the premium-quality service you deserve. The Department of Energy (DOE) has recently released new regulatory requirements for split-systems and packaged units. Econo Air is here to help you better understand the changes to come and keep you informed on how our team is adapting and innovating to adhere to the latest requirements.
What Is the Change?
As of January 1st, 2023, the DOE will be implementing new requirements for efficiency standards as well as changes to the efficiency rating rest procedure known as the “M1 Standard.” Systems affected by these updates include split-system air conditioners, split-system heat pumps, single-packaged air conditioners, and single-packaged heat pumps. The way in which these new standards and regulations are to be implemented varies by region and product type.
More Stringent Testing to Come
In 2023, manufacturers are required to adhere to more stringent testing for reporting efficiency ratings. They are required to re-test their equipment using the new efficiency rating test requirements (the M1 standard). Additionally, they must publish the efficiency ratings using new efficiency metrics (SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2).
The new testing requirements are intended to better reflect field conditions and provide a more representative heating load line for heat pumps.
To learn more about the efficiency updates for each system, click here or call Econo Air. Our team is happy to provide more information and guidance.
You may also find region-specific information below:
How Econo Air Is Adapting to These Changes
Our team of highly trained technicians remains as committed as ever to providing the highest level of service to our customers. Everything that our team offers is already above the new M1 Standard Rating, which means many of our customers are already in compliance with the 2023 requirements. Our products have very high SEER ratings, so you don’t have to worry about violating the Department of Energy regulations.
In addition to offering the most energy-efficient equipment on the market, our team is working on:
- Employee training on regulatory changes
- Piecing together product transition timing
- Putting together homeowner education training
- Creating homeowner regulatory change information sheets
- Providing new product information
Econo Air never fails in our mission to provide our customers with the very best products and service. Turn to us for assistance navigating the 2023 regulatory requirements updates.
Learn more about how our team can serve you by calling (714) 710-1070. We can also be reached through our online contact form.