Did you know that in 2023 the price of all HVAC units as well as parts will increase? This increase is due to the new regulations that the new administration has placed on HVAC manufacturers.
In an effort to help the environment, the administration passed a bill that has increased the SEER rating for all new HVAC units. newly, the rating is 14, but it will be increased to 15 which means that the HVAC manufacturers will need to adjust their prototype and that will incur more cost for them. Of course, that cost will be passed down to the HVAC provider and then ultimately to the consumer. Although the new HVAC units will be more expensive, the good news is, in the long run, they will conserve energy and save homeowners money on their energy bills. Additionally, the more efficient units will create more comfort indoors and it will also create less pollution for the environment. This new policy only applies for newly purchased HVAC units. If a homeowner has an older unit, they do not need to replace the unit, however, as the older units are phased out, it will become hard to find parts for them. This means that service can be delayed due to shortage of parts to fix older units. So, although homeowners are not required to replace their older units, eventually, they will have no choice but to because of the new policy. My HVAC unit is only 5 years old, and I am hoping that I won’t have to replace it for another 5 or more years.