When you start shopping for a new air conditioner, you will see many terms. One number that might stick out is that of the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). Before you can determine what a good SEER rating is, you must first understand what it means for your home and overall energy efficiency.
SEER is a rating that determines the ratio of the cooling output of your air conditioner over the season. That number is then divided by the energy it consumes in watts per hour. A new air conditioner typically features a SEER of 13 to 14, with some units going as high as 21 to 25.
Here are some useful facts to know about SEER ratings:
While a unit with a higher SEER does cost more, it is also one of the better investments you could make for your home. A high-SEER unit is cost effective and eventually pays for itself with less energy consumption and greater annual savings on cooling costs. If you are upgrading from a lower SEER unit, such as a 13, to a 23 SEER, you are already increasing efficiency by 50 percent.
If you are ready to upgrade your air conditioner to a better SEER rated unit, or you want to explore your options for energy-efficient air conditioners, contact the experts at Comfort Solutions HVAC in Easton, PA. Our team provides you with no-obligation estimates, and we can help you find a unit that is friendly for your budget and the environment.
Request your estimate for a new system or give us a call at 610-438-9300 to schedule a consultation.
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