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2023 HVACR Regulations Are Driving Toward a Cleaner Future

Updated January 26, 2023

As the HVACR industry continues to grow, so do the regulations surrounding it. 2023 is shaping up to be a game-changer for the HVACR industry, as several new regulations will go into effect. These regulations will impact how businesses operate, and they’re all aimed at making the industry cleaner and more efficient.

To kick off 2023, AHR Expo released its Industry Trend Report. The report provides attendees with a variety of thought-leadership perspectives and a SWOT analysis of our industry ahead of the show. Here’s a look at what’s coming down the pipeline in 2023 and beyond.

Will you be at the 2023 AHR Expo? Several manufacturers are gearing up for it and are certain to leave a lasting impression. Here’s who we’re most excited about ➜

Commitment to Reducing Environmental Impact Through Decarbonization

There’s a big focus on implementing HVAC industry standards that decrease energy consumption and increase sustainability. Everything is being evaluated, from design and development to installation and servicing.

Doing this will identify opportunities for energy conservation and carbon emission reduction. By continuously assessing performance against goals, our industry is committed to keeping tighter control over our environmental impact.

Accelerate the Green Transition

Most HVACR products require significant energy expenditure. To accelerate the HVACR green transition, business owners should focus on improving their systems with advanced technologies and more efficient machinery.

Improvements like these can reduce energy consumption and meet sustainability goals while cutting operational costs.

By implementing an aggressive HVACR green transition plan, businesses can achieve impressive resource savings while contributing to a greener future.

New Standards, Faster Onboarding

The new standards for HVACR are designed to make the onboarding process faster and easier than ever before.

Those new to the trade should be able to quickly gain the skills needed to effectively and safely perform their duties. Improved training materials, certifications, and hands-on experience will help new workers gain mastery of their roles easier and faster.

In addition, these new standards ensure that experienced professionals stay up-to-date on the most modern techniques and apply them in their everyday work for improved efficiency and accuracy. HVACR continues to lead the way in best practices that all workers can take advantage of.

M1 Efficiency Regulations and Refrigerant Updates

M1 efficiency regulations have been in place since the early 2000s, helping to protect our environment and promote energy efficiency.

However, recent updates to M1 standards have focused on refrigerants, particularly with regard to HVAC systems in homes. The Department of Energy released updated requirements for M1 standards which reduce emissions and make for more efficient HVAC systems.

The criteria for M1 certification now include more stringent testing of refrigerants involved in cooling and heating systems will provide homeowners with greater peace of mind.

Overall, M1 regulations are proving effective in making homes more energy efficient by reducing emissions from harmful refrigerants.

If you want to learn more about these 2023 HVACR regulations, attend the 2023 AHR Expo in Atlanta. We hope to see you there!

Ken Grubbs

Ken Grubbs

Founder and managing director of KGG with over four decades of experience in the HVAC industry and two decades as KGG’s director. Ken is well-versed in the HVAC and IAQ world. He is passionate about the future of the HVAC industry and the role indoor air quality can play in health and wellness. Leading HVAC manufacturer sales ⤑

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