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KEEPING UP WITH THE DOE: 2015 Regional Efficiency Requirements. In 2015, the DOE set new requirements for your heating and cooling system's efficiency. This varies by geographic location. Use the information here to make sure your equipment is compliant.

Keeping Up With The DOE

2015 Regional Efficiency Requirements

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Keeping Up With The DOE

2015 Regional Efficiency Requirements
The new 2015 year brings a dramatic change to the United States' efficiency requirements for installed heating and cooling units. For the first time, efficiency requirements will vary depending on what area of the country you live in. This page contains a quick summary of the new efficiency requirements by country region as well as a few important guidelines for compliance with the new efficiency standards.

System Type North Region Southeast Region Southwest Region
Split System Air Conditioners 13 SEER 14 SEER 14 SEER / 12.2 EER (<45k BTU)
14 SEER / 11.7 EER (>45k BTU)
Package Air Conditioners 14 SEER 14 SEER 14 SEER / 11.0 EER
Split System Heat Pumps 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF
Package Heat Pumps 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF 14 SEER / 8.0 HSPF 14 SEER / 8.0 HSPF
Package Gas/Electric Furnaces 14 SEER / 81% AFUE 14 SEER / 81% AFUE 14 SEER / 81% AFUE

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