Scroll compressors, wich this system has, don't require a hard start kit to start against unequal system pressures.
Originally posted by airworx
hard start kits are required on all systems with txv's.
Hard start kits are often installed in them to reduce startup amps to reduce dimming of lights.
Some manufacturers put hard start kits in heat pumps with scroll compressors. This is because they sometimes have trouble starting in low ambient conditions due to increased mechanical friction in the scroll mechanism when the compressor is very cold.
Trane recommends the addition of a hard start kit to scroll compressors whenever the system is expected to operate in the cooling mode with ambient temperatures below 30ºF.
If more government is the answer, then it's a really stupid question.