Regional Energy Efficiency Standards for Air Conditioners

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

US_Map

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 14 SEER/13.4 SEER2
Split Heat Pumps
15 SEER / 8.8 HSPF
14.3 SEER2 / 7.5 HSPF2
Packaged Units**
A/C Heat Pump
13.4 SEER2 13.4 SEER2
6.7 HSPF2
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
AC < 45K Btu/h AC > 45K Btu/h
15.0 SEER / 14.3 SEER2 14.5 SEER / 13.8 SEER2
Split Heat Pumps
15.0 SEER / 8.8 HSPF
14.3 SEER2 / 7.5 HSPF2
Packaged Units**
A/C Heat Pump
13.4 SEER2 13.4 SEER2
6.7 HSPF2
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
AC < 45K Btu/h AC > 45K Btu/h
15.0 SEER / 12.2 EER
14.3 SEER2 / 11.7 EER2
14.5 SEER / 11.7 EER
13.8 SEER2 / 11.2 EER2
Split Heat Pumps
15.0 SEER / 8.8 HSPF
14.3 SEER2 / 7.5 HSPF2
Packaged Units**
A/C Heat Pump
13.4 SEER2 13.4 SEER2
6.7 HSPF2
States


  • AZ
  • CA
  • NM
  • NV

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