So, although homeowners are not required to update their older units, eventually they will have no choice because of the new policy
Did you hear that in 2023 the price of all HVAC units and parts will increase? This increase is due to the new regulations that the new administration has put on HVAC manufacturers. In an effort to help the environment, the administration passed a bill that has increased the SEER rating for all new HVAC units. So, if the rating is 14 it will be increased to 15, which means that the HVAC manufacturers will need to adjust their prototype and that will incur more cost for them. And of course that cost will be passed down to the HVAC provider and then ultimately to the consumer, and although the new HVAC units will be more pricey, the great news is that in the long run they will conserve energy and save homeowners money on their energy costs. Additionally, the more efficient units will create more comfort indoors and it will also create less pollution for the environment, but this new policy only applies for newly purchased HVAC units. Then if a homeowner has an older unit they do not need to update the unit, but as the older units are phased out it will become tough to find parts for them. This means that repair can be delayed due to shortage of parts to service older units. So, although homeowners are not required to update their older units, eventually they will have no choice because of the new policy. My HVAC component is only four years old and I am hoping that I won’t have to update it for another five or so years.