11573 Jollyville Rd.
Austin, TX 78759
PO Box 202344
Austin, TX 78720
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Check Your Insurance:
Events can happen - flood, extreme heat, earthquakes, fire, and more! It
is important to check your insurance to obtain the best coverage possible
and ensure that it is current.Review now with your insurance agent before
a disaster/emergency occurs.
If an Emergency Occurs: Please be patient and avoid tying up critical phone lines
and our time. Our first priority during any emergency is to handle the
situation, taking any necessary measures for the safety of your property
and your tenants. Then, we will contact you as soon as we are able.
the recent flooding and bad storms there were no flooded homes or
damaged roofs in ALPS' entire portfolio.
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likes surprises that affect their investment financially, which is why we
are apprising you now of the legislative changes in the event your
property does require a new AC unit, heat pump, or water heater.
Air Conditioners/Heat Pumps
Beginning January 1, 2015 the federal government, the U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE) changed the 13 SEER energy standards to 14 SEER.
is a new national standard of 14 SEER for all split-system heat
pumps. SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which measures the
ratio of cooling in BTUs to the energy consumed in watt-hours.
HSPF, or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, rose to 8.2 for all
split-system heat pumps nationwide. Previously units above a HSPF of
8 were considered high-efficiency heat pumps; this rating became
standard as of 2015.
differ by region for air-conditioning units. The new 14 SEER is
required in most southwest and southern states. 13 SEER air
conditioning units can still be used in the northern regions IF they
minimum efficiency for heat pumps and package units increased to 14
SEER in ALL states.
SEER equipment is no longer produced.
are already running out of 13 SEER because they generally allocate
the stock they do have to multi-family new construction.
also means that manufacturers are no longer producing 13 SEER dry
charged R-22 compatible units. This is forcing conversion of
existing systems to R-410A, which also means changing the evaporator
majority of U.S. manufacturers already offer 14 SEER heat pump
systems and A/C units.
the changes were effective January 1, 2015, there is an 18-month
grace period to allow manufacturers to exhaust their current supply
of 13 SEER units.
the most part, home warranty companies will continue with 13 SEER
units until the supply is gone. Manufacturers are forecasting enough
supply to last through the summer of 2015.
yellow tags that hang off heat pumps and new air conditioners for
sale changed. The SEER and HSPF ratings on these tags no longer have
a single point rating produced by comparisons to similar models.
According to 2015 HVAC efficiency standards, ratings on FTC Energy
Guide labels must show the range of ratings for all combinations of
aggregate rating of all components in a unit must meet the new
On April 16, 2015, the US Department of Energy also increased the minimum
efficiency standards for residential water heaters.
new standards will require nearly all electric, oil, gas and tank
less gas water heaters to carry higher Energy Factor (EF) ratings.
Both electric and gas water heaters will be broken down into two
size categories. Estimates are that less than 10% of the water
heaters serviced today is larger than 55 gallons.
Heaters 20 to 55 gallons may be two inches taller and two inches
wider than the same gallon capacity of water heater currently in the
Heaters that are larger than 55 gallons will undergo the biggest
changes. All residential gas models over 55 gallons must be of the
condensing water heater type design. All residential electric models
over 55 gallons must be of the hybrid electric heat pump water
water heaters must comply with the amended standards found in the
Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR 430.32(d), as of April 16, 2015.
The Code of
Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the
general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law)
published in the Federal
Register by the executive departments and agencies of
the federal government of the United States.
no test procedure waivers are available for residential water
the Department of Energy's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not
authorized exception relief for residential water heaters.
something happens that requires a new air-conditioner, heat pump, or
water heater, we will notify you with all the facts, costs, and options.
Complying with Federal regulations is just another step in reducing risk
for your investment.