Image of air purifier AC repair Fort Worth, TX
Image of air purifier AC repair Fort Worth, TX

Helpful Heating and Air Articles

Check out our recent posts with tips and information about all kinds of heating and cooling issues, repairs, warning signs, etc.

Truck image HVAC services in Arlington Fort Worth
man holding dirty air filter that is dirty hvac filter mansfield tx arlington tx

How Often Should You Change Your HVAC Filter? Expert Advice

Have you ever wondered why your Arlington or Mansfield home sometimes feels stuffy, or why your… Read More

lady holding nose from smell heater smell mansfield tx arlington tx

Why Does My Heater Smell When I Turn It On?

Have you ever turned on your heater on a chilly Arlington or Mansfield, TX morning, only… Read More

living room with fire place air conditioning repair mansfield tx arlington tx

Air Conditioning Repair: Mastering Home Temperature

Have you ever found yourself on a sweltering summer day in Arlington or Mansfield, TX, only… Read More

New Government Regulations
Could Cost You 20-30% More on AC Equipment.


How Will These Changes Impact Me?

  • 20%-30% more to replace your unit
  • January 1st you will not be able to fix your old units
  • There may be a shortage on supply and leave you stranded
  • SEER, EER, and HSPF ratings will become SEER2, EER2, and HSPF2 in 2023
  • Minimum energy efficiency is increasing by approximately 7%
  • R-410A/R-407C refrigerants will be phased out in 2025 or 2026, depending on the product

You may not be able to fix your AC with new regulations starting in January.

Get grandfathered in before it’s too late!


New efficiency requirements set by the Department of Energy are being instilled effective January 1st. This means a 20-30% increase in prices industry wide for all components of your air conditioning system. Increased restrictions means that an industry that is already struggling with supply chain issues could find it even more difficult to stock parts and systems that meet the updated requirements.


AC Prices to increase drastically with new Department of Energy Regulations.

If your AC system needs to be replaced, now would be a great time to do so before the industry gets hit with all of these additional restrictions. With the price of energy increasing so drastically, in many cases the monthly cost of a new, more efficient unit could be offset by your energy savings. If you are on the fence, now is the time to act to avoid the price increases and chaos that the new restrictions will bring.

Don’t wait any longer to fix your AC, it could cost you 20-30% more due to the new Government Regulations if you don’t act now. They are cracking down on energy efficient systems. Replacing major components of old units won’t be aloud after this December due to these new restrictions. There will be a gold rush on trying to get parts and equipment due to no longer being able to fix these old systems. This could potentially create a supply chain shortage and leave you without a cooling or heating solution for weeks.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does SEER2 mean?

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2. Basically, it’s the 2.0 version of what we’ve had for years. The Department Of Energy (DOE) is making the industry raise the efficiency of the air conditioning equipment to make it more efficient.

What systems are impacted by the enhanced restrictions?

Basically, it means that the 14 SEER (the lowest rating we can install now) is being replaced with a 15 SEER rating. All residential systems will have to have the SEER2 rating on the nameplate or it's illegal to install as of January 1st, 2023.

Why will the price increase?

Pricing of A/C units has always increased with increased efficiency. The new requirements have forced the manufacturers to shut down the production of systems we can purchase today and retool the production lines to build these SEER2 systems. Along with the cost to retool, the cost of materials coupled with supply chain issues for raw materials will lead to prices increases across the board. We’re told to expect an increase of 25% and higher for new systems.

Can I install equipment before the January 1st deadline?

Yes, absolutely, in fact, we recommend it. Installing before January 1st will give you the freedom to install what your budget allows and will ensure you are not paying extra due to the supply chain the new Department Of Energy (DOE) regulations will be placed on our industry.

What if I have been told I need to replace a major components of my HVAC system, will I still be able to do this as of January 1, 2023?

Unfortunately, if your system is out of the manufacturer's warranty, we will no longer be able to just replace a major equipment components of your HVAC system. The equipment will not be compatible with older HVAC systems.

Should I wait for the new, more efficient equipment?

You always have the option to install a more efficient system now. Since this is going to be a major disruption to our industry, even if you had planned on installing a more efficient system, it will likely save you money to go ahead and install it prior to January 1st.

Southeast Region Regulations


All air conditioning systems purchased in the south east region that do not meet the SEER2 requirements cannot be installed after January 1, 2023.

By now, you are aware of the upcoming transition in DOE requirements in minimum regional efficiencies for air conditioner and heat pump equipment starting January 1, 2023. Although some regions will have fewer impacts on transition than others, all regions will need to observe the transition schedules included in this communication to ensure success with the transition from existing product inventory to the planned new product inventory.