Beginning January 1, 2015 the Department of Energy’s (DOE) new minimum efficiency standards for single-phase split system air conditioners (mostly in residential and small commercial applications), split system heat pumps (mostly in residential and small commercial applications) and packaged products (mostly in townhome or condo applications) went into effect. These new regulations are part of a much larger initiative by the DOE to reduce overall energy consumption in the United States.
These changes will present new complexities to all of our businesses, but rest assured that Carrier is prepared for these changes and as your trusted original equipment manufacturer (OEM), we are here to support you through this transition. Unlike previous efficiency changes in our industry,
the new minimum efficiency standards for 2015 vary not only by product type but by geographic location as well.
When upgrading your heat pump system, the heating factor (HSPF) is just as important. The higher the heating factor, the better performing heat pump is during cold weather.
Carrier’s GreenSpeed system can deliver heat down to 17 degrees outside until needing total assistance of the electric heat, saving you on lower heating costs up to 69%!
Some homeowners might be restricted by the space of the new heat pump systems. To increase the efficiency ratings, these new units are slightly larger than new models.
Many of the townhome or condo communities are mostly going to see the effect of this change. If your heat pump is getting old, replacing now can save you hassel down the road!
We have also provided links here to the official DOE web site, to our proprietary on-line training module, and to a video which covers the highlights of the new standards. We encourage you to take advantage of all of these tools, so that you will be certain to meet all the guidelines and protect your business.