November 30, 2022 5:32 am ,
The Department of Energy (DOE) has made major changes that will go into effect at the beginning of the year that will raise heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) prices by nearly 30%, along with changing regulations.
The changes stem from an initiative to reduce the overall energy consumption in the United States. As of January 1, the new regulations will change existing minimum efficiency standards in HVAC equipment. The DOE identified inefficiencies in commercial and residential units were a prime contributor to the climate crisis. In response, a multi-phase standards policy was developed to require production of higher-efficiency cooling units.