2015 SEER HVAC Standards
What is SEER?
Buying a new HVAC unit
Fortunately, there is an 18-month grace period for HVAC wholesalers and distributors to sell their remaining inventory of heating and cooling units after the January 1, 2015 date of when the new regulation went into effect. Virtually all HVAC manufacturers in the United States switched over production to 14 SEER heating and cooling units, so the availability of HVAC units that meet the new regulations is not a challenge.
Consider this: If you are able to find a 13 SEER split system unit, it’s likely to be an attractive offer in an attempt to meet the 18-month grace period. You should, however, consider that some of the 13 SEER split system repair parts may be more difficult to find in the near future.