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When learning about HVAC systems you have probably seen the term SEER many times but do you really know what it means? At Aliso Air we want to help you better understand what the term SEER means and how it can affect the comfort levels of your home. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio and is an overview of how energy efficient your home’s cooling system is. If you are looking for a new air conditioning system you should look for one that has a high SEER rating for it will be much more energy efficient than a lower rated unit.
How to determine SEER
In order to determine air conditioning systems’ SEER ratings, the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration institute has to look at the cooling output of the air conditioner from a typical cooling season. That number is then divided by the total input of electric energy during the same time frame over the cooling season. The ratio of measurement is the cooling BTU’s to the total amount of energy used in watts. This probably is all sounding confusing but our team of technicians here at Aliso Air have a lot of experience with SEER ratings and can help you determine the SEER rating for your current system as well as the SEER rating for new units.
Do SEER ratings matter?
If you are at all interested in saving money while you cool your home then the SEER ratings do matter. The SEER rating lets you see the cost variations among different air conditioning systems. You will be able to better understand how much money you can save by spending a certain amount of money on a particular unit. An air conditioning unit with a higher SEER rating will come with a higher cost, however you will save more money in the long run. The higher the SEER rating is of the unit you purchase the more money you will save each month.
The more energy efficient your unit is the more energy you will be able to save. An example of this can be upgrading your air conditioning unit from a 9 SEER rating to a 14 SEER rating. The consumption of power would be decreased by a minimum of thirty percent, which would equal to at least three hundred dollars in savings each year. The savings add up after just a couple of years so if you are considering a new install we can help you here at Aliso Air. We offer only high rated units with optimal SEER ratings so you will get your money’s worth. We can help you find the perfect air conditioner for your home so that you can have a comfortable climate year round while saving money at the same time.
Additional Terminology To Be Aware Of
Now that you know what SEER stands for it is important that you fully understand what EER stands for. EER stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio. This is a more realistic means of determining your air conditioners energy efficiency in warmer climates. This measurement is a ratio of output cooling in BTUs to the input of the electrical power of watts. SEER ratings will reflect the systems overall efficiency in regards to energy while EER is considering one operation.
If you have any questions about SEER ratings give us a call. We would be more than glad to can answer any questions that you may have. We would also be more than happy to help you find the perfect air conditioner for you home with the best SEER rating at a great price – so don’t hesitate give us a call today!