We’re about to see a change in the minimum SEER rating 2023 in Sugar Land, TX. Here at Custom Comfort Air, we want to help our neighbors take advantage of this change. Texas SEER requirements 2023 will change from 14 to 15. SEER is the main energy efficiency rating that the government uses to help consumers find new air conditioning units. SEER rates air conditioning units on how energy-efficient they are through the entire warm season. In 2023, customers will no longer purchase air conditioners that are below a SEER rating of 15. Understanding SEER ratings can help you save money during this transition.

Sugar Land’s Minimum SEER Rating 2023

The minimum SEER rating for the past several years here in Texas was 14. Back in 2005 and prior to that, air conditioners were only required to have a minimum SEER rating of 10. Those older units used 33% more energy compared to a new air conditioning unit with a rating of 15. As of January 1, 2023 all unsold SEER 14 units must be shipped back to the original manufacturer. Texas falls under the Southeast and Southwest rules, see the U.S. Energy Information Administration article for A/C and Heat Pumps for 2023.

Air conditioners that have been well-maintained tend to last from 15 to 20 years. If your unit is getting older or prone to breakdowns, now might be a good time for a replacement. If you can save one-third of your air conditioner’s electricity costs, you can recoup the cost of replacement. You can likely find your current system’s SEER on its product label. If not, you can call the manufacturer with the product and serial number.

You should consider at least a repair of your AC unit if you experience certain symptoms.
  • Warm air
  • Leaking unit or excess condensation
  • Strange sounds or smells
  • Repeated need for repairs
  • Big spike in electricity cost

None of these signs is proof that you need to replace your air conditioner. Simple issues like clogged condensate lines and air filters can be responsible for some of these symptoms. However, it does make sense to consider purchasing a new AC unit when you’re able to save money on your electricity bills. A new unit will serve you more economically for the next 15 to 20 years.

Texas SEER Requirements 2023

At Custom Comfort Air in Sugar Land, we’ve been providing air conditioning installations in our community and the surrounding areas since 1969. We also offer air conditioning repairs and maintenance services. Financing options on approved credit are available for installations. You can also check for specials throughout the year. We’re proud to have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The BBB has also given us awards for excellence for the past 13 years. Our firm is a Lennox Premier Dealer, too.

Call us today at Custom Comfort Air in Sugar Land if you want to take advantage of the minimum SEER rating 2023 change and save on an air conditioning installation.