North Regional Efficiency Standards
2023 North Region Highlight
Split air conditioners installed in northern climates must achieve a 14.0 SEER rating. Up from 13.0 SEER.
Below are the Northern Region’s minimum efficiency standards for Split Air Conditioners, Split Heat Pumps and Packaged Units effective January 1, 2023.
Compliance based on date of manufacture. Applies nationally unless superseded by regional standard in Southwest and Southeast. Applies to all split and packaged heat pumps nationally.
|Residential Air Conditioners||< 3.5 Tons||13.4 SEER2 (14 SEER)|
|≥ 3.5 Tons||13.4 SEER2 (14 SEER)|
|Heat Pumps||14.3 SEER2 (15 SEER)|
|Package AC||13.4 SEER2 (14 SEER)|
|Package Heat Pump||13.4 SEER2 (14 SEER)|
Effective Dates: 1/1/2023 and after
Sell-through deadlines vary by product line and region.
|Product Type||Region||Governing Date for Change|
|Split A/C||North||Date of Manufacture|
|Split HP||All||Date of Manufacture|
|Package AC||North||Date of Manufacture|
|Package HP||All||Date of Manufacture|