2023 HVAC Regulations in Florida: What You Need to Know

As of 2023, the United States Department of Energy has implemented new energy efficiency requirements for single-pack air conditioners. These units must have a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) of 14 or higher in order to be compliant. To ensure that HVAC equipment meets these requirements, manufacturers must submit their products for plan review, evaluation, testing and certification by third parties. The Florida Building Commission is currently in the process of updating the Florida Building Code: Energy Conservation to reflect the new standards.

They will also notify energy compliance software providers so that their programs can be updated accordingly. In addition, all HVAC manufacturers must comply with new testing procedures to measure and develop the efficiency ratings of their units. This will help ensure that all HVAC equipment meets the increased minimum energy efficiency requirements. It is important for HVAC professionals and homeowners alike to stay up-to-date on the latest regulations and requirements for HVAC equipment in Florida. By doing so, they can ensure that their equipment is compliant and that they are not at risk of any fines or penalties.