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Regulatory Changes

Keeping You Ready for What's Next

The regulation of energy efficiency and emissions continue to spur change in the HVAC industry. Effective in 2023, we will see significant changes in energy efficiency criteria and ratings that will affect residential and commercial equipment throughout the U.S. Soon afterward will be the national phase down of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, which will mean a transition to lower global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants for air conditioning.


Insco has created this page as a centralized location for contractors to access the most current information with regard to regulatory changes and how they affect their businesses.

2023 Minimum Efficiency Standards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has the authority to establish minimum efficiency standards for air conditioning (AC) and heat pump (HP) equipment. The next set of energy efficiency increases will impact newly manufactured residential and commercial equipment and will take effect on January 1, 2023. For single-phase residential and light commercial central air conditioning systems, the requirements will vary by region.

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