On June 27, Carrier introduced its redesigned Performance series 17 two-stage air conditioner and Performance series 17 two-stage heat pump that are compliant with the upcoming 2023 Department of Energy (DOE) minimum efficiency requirements. In addition, these two products have been tested under the new 2023 test procedures and have SEER2, EER2 and HSPF2 ratings published. In the South Region, any air conditioning unit that does not meet the new requirements cannot be installed as of January 1, 2023. Fines for installing non-compliant air conditioners can be as high as $503.00 per unit. Carrier is pleased to offer a South Region compliant air conditioning unit in advance of regulatory changes to its customers. Carrier is a part of Carrier Global Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy, safe, sustainable and intelligent building and cold chain solutions.
The Performance 17 air conditioner earns an impressive Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of up to 18.0 and an Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) rating of up to 14.5. The Performance 17 heat pump reaches SEER ratings of up to 18.5 EER ratings of up to 14 and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings of up to 9.5. These two stage models provide enhanced humidity control by operating in low stage to extract more humidity from the indoor air.
"We're pleased to introduce our new 2023-compliant Performance series two-stage air conditioner and heat pump," said Braden Cook, director, Product Management and Training, Residential HVAC, Carrier. "Carrier is taking a leadership role in setting the timetable to be ready to meet the 2023 DOE minimum efficiency regulations. We know that our distributors and dealers will appreciate our commitment to bringing them compliant products in advance of the regulation change to ensure they can offer a seamless transition to their customers."
The Performance series 17 air conditioner and Performance series 17 heat pump are among the first in a line of products that meet the 2023 efficiency standards to be released in 2022. Carrier will offer a full line of heating and cooling products that meet the new criteria this year, ahead of the January 1, 2023 deadline as part of its #2023READY initiative.