The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has finalized a new, more stringent standard for the efficiency of commercial HVAC equipment. The new rule will go into effect in 2023 and will result in significant energy savings for commercial buildings across the country. Here’s what you need to know about the new standard and how it will impact your business.
The new DOE standard applies to split-system air conditioners, single-package air conditioners, and heat pumps with a cooling capacity of 17,500 British thermal units (Btu)/hour or less and a heating capacity of 60,000 Btu/hour or less. Under the new standard, these types of HVAC units must have a minimum seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) of 13 and a minimum heating season performance factor (HSPF) of 9.3.
What this means is that commercial HVAC equipment will need to be more efficient in order to meet the new standards. This is good news for businesses, as more efficient HVAC systems will result in lower energy bills. The new standards are also good news for the environment, as they will lead to reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.
The new standards are based on the latest technologies and real-world data from tens of thousands of commercial buildings across the country. By improving the efficiency of commercial HVAC systems, we can all save money and help protect our environment.
The new DOE standards for commercial HVAC equipment will go into effect in 2023. These updated standards will result in improved energy efficiency for businesses and reduced emissions of greenhouse gases. To learn more about how these standards will impact your business, please contact us today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have!
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