The Evolution of HVAC Systems: What to Expect in 2023

As a seasoned expert in the HVAC industry, I have been closely monitoring the changes and advancements in the field. And one thing is for sure, the future of HVAC systems is looking bright and promising. With new technologies emerging and regulations being put in place, we can expect to see some major changes in the industry by 2023. One of the most significant changes that we can anticipate is the increase in minimum SEER rating for HVAC equipment. For those who are not familiar, SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and it measures the cooling efficiency of an air conditioner.

Currently, new air conditioners are required to have a minimum SEER of 13 in northern states and 14 in southern states. However, as we transition to next-generation refrigerants, it is important for us to plan for the long-term and replace older units. This change not only affects manufacturers and contractors, but also customers and potential customers. It is crucial for the air conditioning industry to educate them about these upcoming changes. By increasing the minimum SEER rating, we are not only promoting energy efficiency but also ensuring that our HVAC systems are using environmentally-friendly refrigerants. According to Henry Ernst, manager of regulations and industrial organizations at Daikin Applied, the commercial HVAC market currently has no regional standards and DOE compliance is based on the date of shipment.

This means that it is important for us to stay informed and prepared for these changes. As an expert in the field, I highly recommend staying updated with industry news and regulations to ensure compliance and avoid any potential issues.