Will HVAC Prices Increase in 2023? - An Expert's Perspective

The cost of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems is on the rise due to a variety of factors, including raw material costs, labor rates, fuel and transportation costs, and changes in processes. Energy efficiency and cost are always directly related; the more efficient the unit, the more it costs to manufacture and the higher its purchase price will be. Raising energy efficiency standards is great for reducing carbon emissions and helping consumers save on energy costs, but it still means you'll have to pay more when it comes time to replace your old air conditioning unit or heat pump. Fortunately, increasing efficiency standards also has an advantage: all new units will now use less energy.

You'll still have to pay more upfront when you replace your old unit, but the energy savings will help offset some or even all of the additional costs. Compared to the old 13 SEER standard, a 14 SEER cooling unit will consume approximately 7% less energy. Unfortunately, most manufacturers of HVAC systems almost immediately stopped producing units that did not meet the new standards as soon as they were announced. This means that the supply of these less expensive units is quite limited, so you'll want to act soon if you don't want to pay the higher cost.

If you want to replace your central air conditioning or heat pump before the new changes are fully introduced, Homesense Heating & Cooling can help. Our certified HVAC technicians specialize in cooling and heating system repairs and maintenance, as well as indoor air quality, ducting, thermostats, duct cleaning and inspection services. We install a full range of HVAC units, including heat pumps, air conditioning, furnaces and ductless minisplits. We also provide free estimates for all replacement services and financing for new equipment through approved credit. It's especially important to buy high-efficiency air conditioning equipment if you live in a place with high energy costs, such as Massachusetts.

As your neighborhood's trusted HVAC experts, Team Air-zona is dedicated to making energy efficient heating and cooling accessible for everyone. Ask us about financing an air conditioning system replacement or scheduling adjustments with a worry-free HVAC maintenance plan. As HVAC manufacturers scramble to ensure that their units meet the new requirements, Arizona homeowners are wondering what this could mean for them. HVAC equipment is still more expensive due to improvements in efficiency and durability. Unsurprisingly, hiring qualified HVAC technicians costs more now than it did a few years ago.

What's more, the HVAC industry is implementing new energy efficiency standards and tests for central air conditioners and heat pumps which could seriously delay housing construction in the state. The new testing standard doesn't necessarily affect your current air conditioning system but energy efficiency adjustments will result in higher HVAC prices in the future. While the new HVAC regulations are due on January 1st 2021, Arizona representatives are pushing for an extension of six months to give them enough time to adapt to the new requirement. In conclusion, it's likely that HVAC prices will continue to increase in 2023 due to rising raw material costs, labor rates, fuel and transportation costs, changes in processes and improvements in efficiency and durability of modern air conditioning equipment. Contact local HVAC experts at Team Air-zona for more information on how to keep your HVAC system up to date and running efficiently.

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