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Change Is Coming – Let’s Get Ready Together

The push to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions continues to drive change in the HVAC industry. As a result, the government is instituting significant changes in energy efficiency criteria and ratings for both residential and commercial equipment.

Rather than viewing the regulatory changes as a problem to be solved, Ruud is embracing them as an opportunity to innovate new technologies to create an even better product line for contractors and homeowners.

To help you understand what’s changing, why, and how it’ll affect you, we’re pleased to bring you this HVAC KnowZone™ to act as a central hub, where you can easily access information as it becomes available.

2023

What You Need to Know

For equipment manufactured after January 1, 2023, the minimum standards are changing, and a new test procedure is also being required. These requirements will vary by region but generally are increasing by about 7–10%.

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2025

What You Need to Know

In 2020, a bipartisan Senate bill, known as the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) act, was enacted. It sought to address global warming by ushering in the next generation of refrigerants.

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NATE-certification & the Importance of Properly Trained Contractors

When it comes to training and certifications, everyone connected to the HVAC industry benefits —contractors, technicians and even homeowners.

North American Technician Excellence (NATE) is the nation’s largest nonprofit certification organization for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) technicians. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NATE was developed by and has been supported by the industry for over 20 years.

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ENERGYGUIDE
LABELING 101

The US Department of Energy is changing the way EnergyGuide Labels look to reflect the 2023 rating changes. Starting January 1, 2023, all heating and cooling products will be required to bear the updated labels. Click the link to find out what’s changing and why.
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