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Tier 1 & 2 Split Systems and Single Package

Equipment installed on or after 1/1/23 must meet the New Efficiency Requirements:

HVAC System Type Existing 2022 Efficiency Requirements NEW 2023 Efficiency Requirements
Central Air Conditioner Tier 1 – Split System ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 15.2 SEER2 and ≥ 12.0 EER2
Central Air Conditioner Tier 1 – Single Package ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 15.2 SEER2 and ≥ 11.5 EER2
Central Air Conditioner Tier 2 – Split System ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 16.9 SEER2 and ≥ 12.4 EER2
Central Air Conditioner Tier 2 – Single Package ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER ≥ 16.9 SEER2 and ≥ 11.5 EER2

SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating: A rating that denotes the efficiency of air conditioning equipment. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit and the lower the operating cost.

EER = Energy Efficiency Rating: The ratio of an air conditioning unit’s cooling capacity in British thermal units (Btus) per hour to the total electrical input in watts.

Mini-Split and Ductless Heat Pump

Accepting existing 2022 efficiency requirements and new 2023 efficiency requirements until 12/31/23:

HVAC System Type Existing 2022 Efficiency Requirements NEW 2023 Efficiency Requirements
ASHP or Ducted Mini-Splits Tier 1 – Split System ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF ≥ 15.2 SEER2 and ≥ 11.7 EER2 and ≥ 7.8 HSPF2
ASHP or Ducted Mini-Splits Tier 1 – Single Package ≥ 16 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF ≥ 15.2 SEER2 and ≥ 10.6 EER2 and ≥ 7.2 HSPF2
ASHP or Ducted Mini-Splits Tier 2 – Split Package ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.5 HSPF ≥ 16.9 SEER2 and ≥ 12.0 EER2 and ≥ 8.2 HSPF2
ASHP or Ducted Mini-Splits Tier 2 – Single Package ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.5 HSPF ≥ 16.9 SEER2 and ≥ 12.0 EER2 and ≥ 8.2 HSPF2
Ductless HP Single-Zone Unit ≥ 18 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 9.0 HSPF ≥ 18 SEER2 and ≥ 12.5 EER2 and ≥ 8.1 HSPF2
Ductless HP Multi-Zone Unit ≥ 15.5 SEER and ≥ 12.5 EER and ≥ 8.6 HSPF ≥ 15.5 SEER2 and ≥ 12.5 EER2 and ≥ 7.8 HSPF2

SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating: A rating that denotes the efficiency of air conditioning equipment. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit and the lower the operating cost.

EER = Energy Efficiency Rating: The ratio of an air conditioning unit’s cooling capacity in British thermal units (Btus) per hour to the total electrical input in watts.

HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor: The total heating output of a heat pump in Btus during its normal usage period for heating, as divided by the total electrical energy input in watt-hours during the same period.

Heat Pump & Smart Thermostat

No changes to timing and eligibility requirements:

HVAC System Type Existing 2022 Efficiency Requirements NEW 2023 Efficiency Requirements
Geothermal Heat Pump (closed loop) ≥ 17.1 EER & ≥ 3.6 COP No Changes
Smart Thermostat* ENERGY STAR® Certified Smart Thermostat No Changes

*Limit 3 per household.

EER = Energy Efficiency Rating: The ratio of an air conditioning unit’s cooling capacity in British thermal units (Btus) per hour to the total electrical input in watts.

COP = Coefficient of Performance: A ratio that measures the efficiency of a heat pump. The higher the number, the more efficient the heat pump.

Benefits of Becoming a SMECO Contractor

  • Get territory-wide marketing and outreach support, including direct mail postcards, email marketing, and digital advertising.
  • Be listed as a SMECO authorized HVAC contractor.
  • Gain access to SMECO’s Online Intake Tool to streamline the process and expedite receipt of your rebate from the distributor.
  • Receive a copy of SMECO’s Customer Acknowledgement Form—a required document for each rebate application.

To be eligible, you must hold a valid HVACR license, have applicable insurance coverage, and be in good standing with a participating distributor.

Incentive amounts may vary between participating distributors and must be offered to customers as an instant rebate at the point of purchase.

Johnstone Supply – Wallace Group
2609 Dearborn Street
Easton, PA 18045
610-258-5651
slarison@jswallacegroup.com

Lennox Industries
2100 Lake Park Blvd.
Richardson, TX 75080
972-955-2969
Michael.flatt@lennoxind.com

Northeastern Supply
8323 Pulaski Hwy.
Baltimore, MD 21237
410-406-8324
ktri@northeastern.com

R.E. Michels
1 R.E. Michel Drive
Glen Burnie, MD 21060
410-553-3731
alex.beecher@remichel.com

United Products Distributors

WaterFurnace International
9000 Conservation Way
Fort Wayne, IN 46809
260-479-3249
nicole.colborn@waterfurnace.com

York

York
7020 Dorsey Rd. Suite A
Hanover, MD 21706
suzette.ricco@jci.com

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