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In California. What is the requirement to replace my HVAC

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In California. What is the requirement to replace my HVAC system with out HERS testing? I am planning to install a 95% efficient forced air heater and a 14 SEER AC split system. The ducts are in the insulated envelope and are R-4.2
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hi! I found all those links before i sent my question. Let me try re wording the question. Do I need HERS testing for a new system in an existing house? The AC is 14 SEER the heater is 95% efficient. The ducts are inside the the insulated envelope. I was able to find out all the stats I need before i sent you my question. The only question I have not been able to answer is .. Do I need HERS testing? I want to select my components so as not to require HERS testing.
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 9 months ago.

If you are upgrading or updating an old unit they will still need to come out and inspect. Sorry about all the additional information I thought you were asking something totally different. My apologies. Yes you are going to need approval through them first

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
My question was not about inspection. It requires a permit in my City that I am aware of. Do I need HERS testing?
Expert:  Webb-Guy replied 9 months ago.

That is what I am saying you will require HERS testing.