Important HVAC Information in 2015

When you need heating and AC repair in Hinesville, GA, a leading HVAC contractor will offer the expertise and trained technicians to get the job done right. However, there are times when your current HVAC equipment needs replacing, not just maintenance. Whether you’re looking to take advantage of new higher efficiency heating and cooling equipment or your existing HVAC system is costing you a fortune in repairs, make sure that your HVAC contractor is aware of and understands the new HVAC efficiency standards that were implemented on January 1, 2015.

There are many contractors who are unaware of these new changes, which affect business owners and home owners alike. These new standards can be a bit confusing, especially given the differing requirements for various regions of the country as well as the grace period allowed for retailers and HVAC contractors to sell their current HVAC equipment. With that being said, a trusted HVAC contractor who provides HVAC repair in Hinesville, GA, like those working for Liberty Heating and AC Repair, will have up-to-date information regarding the higher efficiency standards required for both residential and commercial properties.

In the south, heat pumps and air conditioners installed after January 1, 2015 will be required to have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14, an increase from the current SEER standard of 13. Additionally, the new national standard for a heat pump efficiency rating of 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor), will increase the current standard for split-system heat pumps from 13 SEER and a HSPF of 7.7 and will impact all areas of the country.

Additional changes include a new FTC EnergyGuide label or “yellow hang tag,” as it is often called. This label, attached to all heating and cooling equipment, provides HSPF and SEER information for the equipment as it relates to similar models. Now, instead of having a single rating point, the new labels for heat pumps and split-system air conditioners will be shown as a range, indicating an aggregate SEER rating that includes all component parts used in the system. It is this new aggregate SEER that must meet the new higher efficiency standards.

If you are having new HVAC equipment installed, be sure you understand these new regulations, take advantage of the higher energy efficiency benefits, and contact Liberty Heating and AC Repair for all of your HVAC installation or repair needs.