Regional Efficiency Requirements
2017 continues the United States' efficiency requirements for installed heating and cooling units. Since 2013, efficiency requirements have varied depending on what area of the country you live in.
Use the map and chart below to see the efficiency requirements for the area in which you live.
|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 |
Learn more about the agreement
that the nation's leading manufacturers of residential central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps signed with the nation's leading energy efficiency advocacy organizations.