For most homeowners, understanding air conditioners is an afterthought to the cool relief they provide. But “as long as it works” is a mantra that simply can’t fly when it comes to your major home utilities. Just as you trust Cornerstone Pros to provide many expert services like system maintenance or water purifier installation in Brandon, FL, we also want you to rely on us for the latest news and tips to ultimately save you time, hassle and money going forward.
As of January 1, 2023, the Department of Energy (DOE) has enacted new efficiency requirements that will affect the future of heating and cooling in your home, and may even affect your current AC system. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating on your unit is what measures its overall efficiency. With these new changes, SEER will be replaced with SEER2. More than just a name change, the new SEER2 rating system reflects the latest in efficiency measurements and accounts for real-world conditions that the old system did not. Simply put, the higher the SEER2 rating, the more energy-efficient your unit is.
Unless you’ve just replaced your HVAC systems, it’s time to find out if you’re due for an upgrade. Because the price increase is also impacted by supply shortages, it will likely affect many HVAC companies’ ability to get their hands on new equipment. Here at Cornerstone Pros, our relationship with Carrier will help us meet the upcoming demand and provide the equipment our customers need. The original SEER rating on much of Carrier’s equipment was already high, meaning they didn’t need to make many adjustments to their products for the new year.
It’s vital that you work with a fully licensed, certified and insured service provider like Cornerstone Pros to ensure that the upgrades you make meet the new SEER2 requirements and are installed correctly. Plus, you can always rely on us for a variety of other home service upgrades, from air quality control to electric solutions and water softener installation in Brandon, FL and for our nearby neighbors.
While these changes might seem like a hassle, they herald significant improvements for the way we cool and heat our homes. Equipment costs may be rising, but there’s still time to get ahead of the game and save in the short term, so you can start saving on utility bills for the long term. Through it all, Cornerstone Pros will be here to answer your questions and support you!
Our home comfort specialists are ready to get you started on an estimate for your Florida home. Reach out to us online or call Cornerstone Pros at 813.859.6786 today. On behalf of our entire team, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy new year!