When you’re researching to find out which AC or heat pump system you should purchase for your home or commercial building, what kinds of things should you look for? One of them is the SEER rating.
The SEER rating measures efficiency. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio,” meaning the ratio of the cooling output divided by the energy it uses. It’s not exact because it measures maximum efficiency. In other words, it measures the way your system will perform under the best of conditions. The higher your SEER rating is, the better your efficiency will be.
Modern units can range anywhere from 13 to 21 on the SEER scale. The higher the SEER rating, the more expensive the unit will be. You have to carefully judge how much the efficiency will save you on electricity and repairs. Since it uses less energy, it’s also theoretically much better for the environment. If your system is more efficient, it won’t have to work as hard.
Although even a three-level difference won’t save you much money, there are still many other advantages to getting a unit with a high SEER rating. For one, it will bring more cooling, less humidity, and greater comfort. Now, you won’t have those annoying spots that are hotter or colder than the rest of the house.
Besides that, energy bills aren’t the only thing these units could save you money on. Many people end up spending a lot of money on repairs. Higher efficiency means that your system won’t out as quickly, so you could save some money in this respect, too.
If you plan on getting a new AC unit to maximize your efficiency, you may want to hire Collins Comfort Masters for the install. We offer services such as heating and AC installation, repair, and maintenance. We also take care of plumbing issues in the Phoenix metro area. Contact us today to learn more about our expert services.