Posted on

New Laws, Higher Prices

On July 1, 2014, new California State mandated Title 24 Code Requirements went into effect. This means new code requirements for the heating and cooling industry. We have additional testing with new systems that include fan watt draw and fan flow requirements. With these new testing requirements, equipment selection will be more important and will require higher efficiencies to meet the standards and pass the necessary tests. Along with equipment selection, the existing duct system in a house may have to be improved to pass the new testing as well. On January 1, 2015, new Federal Regional Standards for Heating and Cooling Products will increase the minimum efficiencies from our current minimum 13 SEER to 14 SEER. All of these new regulations add to the bottom line, both in labor cost and equipment cost, for a homeowner who just wants to replace their system.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *