2023 HVAC ChangesPublished: September 15, 2022

Replace your HVAC system NOW and save BIG before the new 2023 standards go into effect

There has never been a better time to buy. Save on your new system before the 2023 standards go into effect. Finance with Ellington AC today! 

You may have recently considered replacing your HVAC system, and Ellington is here to tell you that there is no better time to replace it than now.

The new minimum efficiency standard required by the Department of Energy will go into effect in 2023. The minimum manufacturers can make will be 1 SEER higher for air conditioning and heat pump systems. The DOE divides the country into regions, and Ellington AC is in the southeast, which will require you to maintain regional standards. The DOE is also initiating a new and more stringent testing procedure known as SEER 2. 

2022 has seen rampant inflation, and customers are price sensitive. But starting January 1, 2023, air conditioner prices are set to go up drastically. 

HVAC industry alerts are now warning of significant price increases for 2023.  There are four reasons for this increase:

  1. The cooling equipment components will perform higher to achieve a high-efficiency rating.  This is a good thing as these components generally have higher quality and will last longer.
  2. The physical size of the indoor cooling and outdoor air conditioner coil will increase to gain efficiency.  This equates to more copper, aluminum, and steel and hence more cost.
  3. With the physically larger units comes more labor in handling the equipment, and fewer units will fit in a rail car or tractor-trailer.  Both handling and shipping costs will be increased.
  4. Fans and the top that covers fans in air conditioners will be a different design to achieve a higher efficiency rating.  The cost of the design is more with the larger units.

Should I replace my system before January 1, 2023?  The answer is a resounding “Yes” if you have one of the following:

  1. An air conditioner that operates with an ozone-depleting refrigerant known as “R22.”  Whether the system is working or not – replace it since this refrigerant is no longer being made.
  2. If your cooling system operates with an ozone-friendly refrigerant (known as R410A or Puron) and is over 12 years old, whether the system is working or not, replace it.
  3. If your cooling system is operating with an ozone-friendly refrigerant (known as R410A or Puron) and is under 12 years old but facing repair costs over $500, replace it.

No one knows the standards your HVAC system needs to meet like Ellington. We are here to help you navigate the changes, select the most energy-efficient and reliable unit for your household, and we even offer financing to help ease the burden of replacing your home’s most expensive appliance. 

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