Regional Energy Efficiency Standards for
Air Conditioners

Click on the interactive map below to summarize the energy efficiency standards for your location.

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Federal law allows this unit to be installed only in the U.S. North, U.S. territories and Puerto Rico. Installation is prohibited in the U.S. Southwest and U.S. Southeast.

North Region
Split A/C 13 SEER
Split Heat Pumps 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF
Packaged Units**
A/C Heat Pump
14 SEER 14 SEER
8.0 HSPF
States

  • AK
  • CO
  • CT
  • IA
  • ID
  • IL
  • IN
  • KS
  • MA
  • ME
  • MI
  • MN
  • MO
  • MT
  • ND
  • NE
  • NH
  • NJ
  • NY
  • OH
  • OR
  • PA
  • RI
  • SD
  • UT
  • VT
  • WA
  • WI
  • WV
  • WY
  • U.S.Territories (incl. Puerto Rico)

Federal law allows this unit to be installed only in the U.S. Southeast and U.S. North. Installation is prohibited in the U.S. Southwest.

Southeast Region
Split A/C 14 SEER
Split Heat Pumps 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF
Packaged Units**
A/C Heat Pump
14 SEER 14 SEER
8.0 HSPF
States

  • AL
  • AR
  • DC
  • DE
  • FL
  • GA
  • HI
  • KY
  • LA
  • MD
  • MS
  • NC
  • OK
  • SC
  • TN
  • TX
  • VA

Federal law allows this unit to be installed in all U.S. states and territories.

Southwest Region
Split A/C 14 SEER   *11.7 or 12.2 EER
Split Heat Pumps 14 SEER / 8.2 HSPF
Packaged Units**
A/C Heat Pump
14 SEER 14 SEER
11 EER 8.0 HSPF
States


  • AZ
  • CA
  • NM
  • NV

*11.7 EER for sizes equal to or greater than 45,000 Btu/h (4 to 5 ton). 12.2 EER for sizes less than 45,000 Btu/h (1.5 to 3.5 ton).
** PAC includes both single package cooling only and single package gas/electric models Regional standards
apply only to single phase air conditioners, 5 ton and less
†Split heat pumps and packaged heat pumps are not subject to regional standards.


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Download PDFs below:

Regional Efficiency Standards

Acknowledgment of Obligation to Comply with Regional Efficiency Standards Final

Summary Chart of Regional Efficiency Standards Final


For more information see links below:

 

DOE website on air conditioners and heat pumps
https://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/appliance_standards/standards.aspx?productid=48&action=viewlive

Regulations.gov docket folder for Regional Standards:
https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EERE-2011-BT-CE-0077


Code of Federal Regulations for Regional Standards Enforcement:
http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=753d31511c0818567283208520740622&mc=true&node=sg10.3.429_1134.sg0&rgn=div7

DOE General Counsel Office Webpage for Regional Standards Enforcement:
https://www.energy.gov/gc/regional-standards-enforcement

DOE Brochure on Regional Standards:
https://www.energy.gov/gc/downloads/air-conditioner-regional-standards-brochure