What You Need To Know About the New 2023 SEER Ratings for HVAC Equipment


HVAC technician discussing SEER regulations outside next to AC unit with homeownerWhile you may not be aware of changes to energy use requirements regarding HVAC equipment, ensuring your AC works efficiently is important. Starting in 2023, the minimum efficiency standard for air conditioners in Texas has been raised.

This change affects all homeowners and is an effort to ensure energy conservation and compliance with the new regulations.

If you’re a Texas homeowner looking to stay informed about the latest SEER regulations and their impact on your HVAC system, we can help. Horizon Air Solutions will navigate the energy requirement changes and ensure your home stays comfortable and energy-efficient.

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What’s a SEER Rating & How Does It Affect Me?

SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is a rating system that measures the energy efficiency of air conditioners. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the unit is, resulting in lower energy bills and a reduced carbon footprint.

Understanding your HVAC system’s SEER rating is crucial as a homeowner, as it directly impacts your energy consumption and costs.

Before the 2023 update, the minimum SEER rating for air conditioners in Texas was 14. This standard was established in 2015. The frequency of SEER rating updates can vary, as determined by the U.S. Department of Energy.

It also varies from state to state, as some regions don’t use their air conditioners the way we do in Houston – year-round.

What Are the New SEER Regulations for Homes in Texas?

Starting in 2023, the minimum SEER rating for new HVAC installations in Texas has been raised to 15.2. This means any new air conditioner installed in Texas from 2023 onward must meet this new efficiency standard.

It’s important to note that if you have an existing air conditioner with a SEER rating lower than 15.2, you aren’t required to replace it with a new, more efficient unit. The updated SEER regulations apply only to new installations.

HVAC Replacement in Texas

If you’re considering upgrading your HVAC system or need to replace a non-compliant unit, Horizon Air is here to help. Our licensed, insured, and background-checked technicians will provide a free estimate on service calls and replacements.

We’re committed to offering ethical, honest, and ambitious service, ensuring your needs are our top priority.

At Horizon Air, we understand the importance of complying with the new SEER regulations. We’ll help you choose a compliant and energy-efficient HVAC system tailored to your specific home and needs.

As a family-owned and -operated business, we value our customers and offer upfront pricing, financing options, and same-day service.

Contact us at (346) 988-2977 to schedule service for all your HVAC needs in West U, Montrose, and Cypress neighborhoods.

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