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Keeping Up With The DOE

Regional Efficiency Requirements

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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 / 8.0 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


Additional Info...
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.

 
 
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