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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.

All-Air Systems
6539 Clagett Avenue
Tracys Landing, MD 20779
410-877-6100
hvac@all-airsystems.com

All-Pro Services, Inc.
1215 Ritchie Road
Capitol Heights, MD 20743
301-350-3800
allprosrv1@rcn.com

ARS of Laurel
9010 Maier Road, #105
Laurel, MD 20723
301-364-5825
lnemeth@ars.com

Assured Comfort Services
3221 Beverly Drive
Huntingtown, MD 20639
443-968-2336
assured.comfort@yahoo.com

B&B Heating and Cooling Contractors
4475 Printers Court
White Plains, MD 20695
301-645-2201
bbheatcool@live.com

Belair Engineering & Service
15881 Commerce Court
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-249-0300
info@belairengineering.com

BMC/Clower Heating and Air Conditioning
9162 Brookville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-562-9002
sales@bmcclower.com

Bennett Air LLC
70 Industrial Park Drive
Waldorf, MD 20602
301-638-3000
info@bennettair.com

Bob Baker’s Golden Service
16000 Trade Zone Avenue, #402
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
301-249-6200
bobbakers@comcast.net

Boothe Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing LLC
43883 Airport View Drive
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-4247
info@boothehvac.com

Burch Oil
24660 Three Notch Road
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-2131
rearly@burchoil.com

Capps Mechanical LLC
1435 N. Solomons Island Road
Huntingtown, MD 20639
443-684-7914
info@cappsmechanical.com

Chapman Services
15209 Marlboro Pike, Suite 209
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
410-286-5583
alpine6260@yahoo.com

Cliff’s Heating & AirConditioning
27763 Baptist Church Road, #101
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
301-884-8167
office@cliffshvac.com

Continental Services Heating & Air
2192 S. Solomons Island Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-0091
info@continentalservices.net

DG&E HVAC Service LLC
23582 Abraham Drive
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-343-1925
dgehvacservice@gmail.com

Eddie Clements Service
5095 Marbury Run Road
Marbury, MD 20658
301-751-9356
ecsvc13@aol.com

F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning
9040 Mike Garcia Drive
Manassas, VA 20109
703-490-6978
contractsdepartment@fhfurr.com

Fixed Right & Guaranteed
PO Box 12
Huntingtown, MD 20639
410-414-3278
royw3@comcast.net

Great Mills Heating & A/C, Inc.
21305 Great Mills Road
Lexington Park, MD 20653
301-994-0522
gmhvac@verizon.net

H & J Heating and Air
43193 Riverside Drive
Hollywood, MD 20636
240-925-1259
eredding@handjhvac.com

Hancock Refrigeration
28650 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-8298
brad@hancockrefrig.com

Hunt Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning LLC
27175 Cox Drive
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
301-884-7110
warrenhunt@verizon.net

Johnson’s Heating & Air, LLC
22909 Cedar Lane Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-9717
Johnsonsheatingandairllc@gmail.com

Loves Heating & Air Inc.
763 MD-3
Gambrills, MD 21054
410-544-5333
service@lovesheatingandair.com

Maxwell Heating and Air
201 Indian Head Avenue
Indian Head, MD 20640
301-549-2084
Greg@MaxwellHVAC.net

McCrea Heating & Air Conditioning
4463 Beech Road
Temple Hills, MD 20748
301-423-4585
linda.amezcua@mccreaway.com

M&S Heating & Air
26262 Three Notch Road, Unit A1
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
301-542-6498
msheatingair@yahoo.com

Olde School Aire
35950 Army Navy Drive
Millersville, MD 20659
240-652-3207
oldeschoolaire@yahoo.com

Olympic Aire Services
4384 Hackett Place
White Plains, MD 20695
301-638-1332
rickdistefano@msn.com@gmail.com

Patuxent Heating and Air Conditioning Inc.
3817 Cassell Blvd.
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
301-855-9038
Avermillion97@hotmail.com

SF Jones Heating & Cooling LLC
205 Sugar Notch Lane
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
443-532-1688
sfjones_hvac@yahoo.com

Simmons Heating and Air
23906 Mervell Dean Road
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-4780
lakangas1@verizon.net

SMO Energy
109 North Maple Avenue
La Plata, MD 20646
800-492-3420
adellapenna@smoenergy.com

Southern Pride Service, Inc.
4463 Printers Court
White Plains, MD 20695
301-932-4925
c.hartman@southernprideservice.com

Sta So Cool
22932 South Pembrook Drive
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-904-3936
dave@staso.com

Stark Mechanical LLC
PO Box 778
Bryantown, MD 20617
301-274-1777
info@starkmechanical.com

Supreme Service Today
4401 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21224
410-522-1744
Jackieh@SupremeServiceToday.com

T. N. Bowes Heating & Air Conditioning
26743 Radio Station Way
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-690-2025
lthomas@tnbowes.com

Tennyson Heating and Cooling, Inc.
13680 Point Lookout Road
Ridge, MD 20680
301-872-0092
heating_cooling06@yahoo.com

Tri-County Aire, Inc.
29962 Killpeck Creek Ct.
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
301-884-2559
marag@tricountyaire.com

Williamson HVAC, LLC
3871 Sixes Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
410-535-1806
williamsonhvac@outlook.com

Wilsonaire
PO Box 74
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-904-4911
stevewilson@wilsonairehvac.com

Winters Heating and Cooling
22100 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-5611
jillian@wintershvac.com

ZN Mechanical
7030 Gorham Lane
La Plata, MD 20646
301-624-9230
James.Laciny@ZNMech.com

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

Thos. Somerville
16155 Trade Zone Avenue
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
717-968-3552
eric.moore@tsomerville.com

Tstat Supply
3931 Penn Belt Place
Forestville, MD 20747
443-624-6639
chrisbirkett@tstatssupply.com

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

Tips for Saving

Choose ENERGY STAR® certified heating and cooling equipment to maximize efficiency. Follow these steps for increased comfort and savings:

  • Set a maintenance schedule with an authorized contractor to keep your HVAC system running effectively.
  • Add insulation to keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Install a smart thermostat.

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Inflation Reduction Act

In August 2022, the federal government passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), which allocated more than $369 billion over 10 years to several energy efficiency initiatives. Wondering how you can take advantage of these tax credits?

Ask your authorized contractor about highly efficient ENERGY STAR® certified Heat Pump Water Heaters and Air Source Heat Pumps. Both units are super energy efficient and will help you save money over the unit’s lifetime. Combine that with Inflation Reduction Act federal tax credits of 30% of the cost of the Heat Pump Water Heater and/or Air Source Heat Pump (up to $2,000 each) and the savings will continue to pile up. For more information, visit these sites: Air Source Heat Pumps Tax Credit | Heat Pump Water Heater Tax Credit

Disclaimer: SMECO is not a qualified tax consultant. This information is not intended as personal tax advice. Please contact a tax professional or CPA to confirm details specific to your qualifications and eligibility.

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