2023 DOE Regulations
What’s Changing in 2023
On January 1, 2023, the Department of Energy (DOE) will enact new minimum efficiency requirements for residential and commercial HVAC equipment.*
As a leader in HVAC, we know how valuable it is to make this transition as smooth as possible. We’re already making changes to Johnson Controls products to meet the new requirements so you can continue to sell world-class products. Our guidebook provides everything you need to know, including a map that outlines regional minimum efficiency standards.
*2023 minimum efficiency requirements apply ONLY to single-phase residential HVAC units; three-phase units are expected to be addressed in 2025.
New testing and measurement procedures
Alongside the new efficiency requirements are more stringent testing requirements for all residential and 3-5 ton light commercial, single-phase products manufactured on or after January 1, 2023. This new testing procedure will more accurately account for field conditions by increasing external static pressure, or ESP, from 0.3 to 0.5 and will result in several other changes, including:
New efficiency standards
Changes are as follows:
Minimum efficiency reduction
Because minimum efficiency requirements will be determined through more rigorous testing procedures, minimum efficiency requirements will be reduced for SEER2, EER2 and HSPF2 ratings versus the 2023 SEER, EER and HSPF minimum efficiency ratings.