The push to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions continues to drive change in the HVAC industry. As a result, the government is instituting significant changes in energy efficiency criteria and ratings for both residential and commercial equipment.
Rather than viewing the regulatory changes as a problem to be solved, we embraced them as an opportunity to innovate new technologies to create an ideal product line for contractors and homeowners.
To help you understand what's changed, why, and how it affects you, we're pleased to bring you this HVAC KnowZone™ to act as a central hub where you can easily access information as it becomes available.
For equipment manufactured after January 1, 2023, the minimum standards have changed, and a new test procedure is required. These requirements vary by region but generally increased by about 7-10%.
In addition to the new M1 requirements, the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) has new 2023 updates. These include enhanced tax incentives and a new state-administered consumer rebate program that encourages homeowners to upgrade to HVAC systems with heat pumps and high-efficiency air conditioners and furnaces.
In 2020, a bipartisan Senate bill, known as the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) act, was enacted. It sought to address global warming by ushering in the next generation of refrigerants.
With a company-wide commitment to excellence, robust product processes and relentless support of the installers who turn great equipment into reliable comfort systems, we are always seeking to make the very best products possible.
When it comes to training and certifications, everyone connected to the HVAC industry benefits —contractors, technicians and even homeowners.
North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation's largest nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE was developed by and has been supported by the industry for over 20 years.
The US Department of Energy is changing the way EnergyGuide Labels look to reflect the 2023 rating changes. Starting January 1, 2023, all heating and cooling products will be required to bear the updated labels. Click the link to find
out what's changing and why.