September 30, 2018

What is a Good SEER Rating?

Deciding what type of air conditioner to go with is a tough challenge. With so many different options out there, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. There are many different factors to keep in mind and it is important for everyone to try and find an HVAC unit that can do its job well without breaking the bank on utility bills or maintenance costs. One of the values that people often get held up on is the SEER rating. What does this mean and why is it important? What Does the SEER Rating Mean? People should know that the word SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” It has also been quoted as the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. In order to calculate the SEER rating, the cooling output of the air conditioner during a typical season (which is often the warmer months) is divided by the total amount of energy that it consumes over that time period (measured as Watt-Hours). It is used to figure out how much cooling the air conditioner can do if provided a certain amount of energy. The SEER rating assumes that the indoor temperature is held at a constant value but that the temperature of...

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