Starting on January 1, 2015, the nationwide standard for split system heat pumps is going to be 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF.  

We've already seen the negative effects of the new refrigerant standard that was implemented a few years ago:  the price of the old "R-22" refrigerant (AKA "freon") has increased significantly as it is being phased out.

If you think you might need a new furnace, you may want to think about changing it out before too much longer.  Give us a call today, and we'd be happy to stop by and look at your furnace and let you know what we think.