Have you ever heard of SEER2? If you live in south Florida, there’s a good chance you have. SEER2 is a new regulation that is having a big impact on the HVAC industry. In short, SEER2 requires all new air conditioners to increase their minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) to 14, causing major headaches for A/C manufacturers. Unfortunately, new SEER2 regulations make it difficult for A/C manufacturers to keep up with demand, so HVAC techs struggle to find the parts and equipment they need to keep their homes cool.
What are SEER2 Regulations?
SEER2 regulations are standards that must be met by all air conditioners sold in the state of Florida. These standards were implemented to improve energy efficiency and help reduce emissions. While that sounds like a good thing, the reality is that these regulations have made it difficult for A/C manufacturers to keep up with demand. In fact, many manufacturers have stopped selling air conditioners altogether because they can’t meet the new standards.
While these regulations are good for the environment, they’ve had a major impact on the availability and cost of AC parts and equipment in south Florida. Because most AC units in the region are 10-15 years old, they don’t meet the new SEER requirements. As a result, manufacturers are no longer producing parts for them. This has created a shortage of A/C parts and equipment, significantly increasing prices.
If you need A/C repairs or replacement, we recommend taking action now. The sooner you do, the better your chances of getting your hands on available inventory before prices increase even further when 2023 SEER2 regulations begin.
What You Can Do
Homeowners can act now and save big by replacing aging A/C equipment before 2023 regulations take effect.
So, if you’re in the market for a new air conditioner, your best bet is to buy one as soon as possible. With the deadline for SEER2 compliance rapidly approaching on December 31, 2022, there’s no telling how long it will be before units that meet the new standards are back in stock. Don’t wait! Call Lindstrom Air Conditioning & Plumbing before it’s too late.