- Posted by Kim Beechner
- On November 1, 2022
In need of help figuring out SEER ratings? We’re here to help!
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It’s the ratio of the cooling produced out of an air conditioner over the cooling season divided by the energy it uses in Watt-Hours.
SEER ratings are also known as Season Energy Efficiency Ratings. But why do they matter?
Why does the SEER Rating matter? Is it important?
The SEER rating definitely matters. It’s important that you know how to interpret it and use it.
The higher the rating, the more efficient the unit is. It determines how much you’ll save on utility bills. As the number increases, you get a more efficient system meaning you’ll have lower utility bills.
When looking for a new unit, it’s important to look at the SEER rating and figure out whether you want an efficient unit. Looking to save money on the utility bill? Then definitely go for the higher rating!
What’s a good rating?
As mentioned before, a good rating is a high one. But, what’s considered a high rating?
You should be looking for a rating over 13. For example, if you currently have a unit with a 7 SEER rating, you can switch to a 15 rating. You can reduce your energy usage significantly!
The average AC unit has a SEER rating of 15 and 18. Anything higher than 18 might cost around two thousand dollars to the unit. But, you’re saving more on the utility bill. When it comes to making the decision, you have to think about what will work best for you. Also, consider what will return you the most money.
Need help making the decision?
Making a decision about this can be difficult, but there’s always your HVAC specialist to help! Your HVAC specialist can help you determine what size unit you’ll need. They can also offer SEER rating advice.
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