“Efficiency standards are being modified to increase energy conservation, which we fully support.” -Colin Martodam, Greenstar COO
Orange County, CA (PRWEB) March 13, 2015
On January 1, 2015, the United States Department of Energy raised minimum standards for central AC systems and heat pumps. Greenstar Home Services, Las Vegas, Nevada and Orange County, California's leader in preventative maintenance for the home’s plumbing, heating, water filtration, and air conditioning notes that this shift could cost homeowners significantly more when purchasing a new system this summer.
“Efficiency standards are being modified to increase energy conservation, which we fully support,” says Colin Martodam, Greenstar COO. “Despite the increase in equipment costs, homeowners will see significant savings on their utility bills with the more energy-efficient units.”
Homeowners in fifteen warmer Southern states will see the minimum rating raised to 14 SEER from 13 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). Additionally, in five Southwest states (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and New Mexico), central air conditioning will require an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of 11.7 or 12.2, depending on the size of the unit, along with a 14 SEER rating.
Manufacturers are starting to adapt their product lines to address the new efficiency regulations. The remaining inventory of 13 SEER equipment can be installed until the set deadline: July 1, 2016. However, it is uncertain how long it will take for the existing inventory to be exhausted.
"Air conditioning equipment is a major purchase for homeowners,” notes Jeremy Prevost, Greenstar CEO. “These regulation changes tend to be confusing. Working with a trained expert in the field will help homeowners select the best solution for their family.”
Contact Greenstar Home Services today to receive more information on the coming changes and set up an appointment to evaluate your current air conditioning system.
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Greenstar Home Services provides environmentally conscious residential plumbing and HVAC service, repair and installation, as well as whole home central water filtration within the Orange County and Las Vegas markets. Our licensed technicians are available all hours of the day, seven days a week. With an expansive knowledge of home maintenance, we provide the highest level of service for our clients—and at an honest price.