What Is a SEER Rating?

Are you on the market for a new air conditioning system? If so, read up! Air conditioning units are a big investment (no-brainer there), so it’s important to have a little AC knowledge under your belt before taking the plunge and purchasing a new system. There are lots of things a homeowner should consider before picking an AC. Besides the specs of your home, your lifestyle, utility bill goals and the SEER rating should all be considered too. Not sure what a SEER rating entails? Learn more here.

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio

For starters, SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” This ratio or rating system is used to measure how efficient an HVAC system is. The SEER rating is calculated by determining how much cool air is produced divided by the amount of electricity used to produce the cold air. The SEER rating is represented by a number, where the more efficient a system is, the higher the number will be and vice versa.


Why You Want an AC Unit with a High SEER Rating

A higher SEER rating means a more efficient unit which means lower energy bills over time. This is especially useful in Florida because of the humidity and warmer climate, especially here in Melbourne, FL. As of January 1, 2015, a central air conditioning system in Florida must be able to achieve at least a 14 SEER level. The national requirement for AC units is a 13 SEER.


Why You Should Pay Attention to the SEER Rating

Before investing in a new air conditioning system, it’s important to pay attention to the SEER rating for numerous reasons. For starters, the right SEER rating can help save you money on energy bills and help you improve the overall comfort of your home. Here are just a few reasons why you should pay attention to the SEER rating:

Improved Comfort: An air conditioning system with the appropriate SEER rating can greatly improve the overall comfort of your home by controlling the temperature and removing humidity.

Energy Savings: An efficient air conditioning system uses less energy to provide cooling and heating power. Less energy used means more money saved.

Environmental Friendly: An air conditioning system with a higher SEER rating will use less energy overall. This makes significantly less of an impact on the environment.

Choose the Right System for Your Home

At Weather Engineers, we’re dedicated to providing ultimate comfort for your home. That’s why we’re committed to helping you choose the best home comfort system whenever you decide it’s time to upgrade. We’ll discuss your home’s specifications, as well as your unique needs and lifestyle to help you pick the right system with the right SEER rating. Still have questions? Give us a call today or schedule a service appointment online.

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