SEER Rating

SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. You will here the term SEER rating when purchasing a new air conditioning system, It is extremely critical to understand and appreciate how SEER works because it is the basis for how efficient your air conditioner runs.

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Essentially, the higher the SEER rating on your air conditioner, the more efficient it will be. SEERs start at 13 and go as high as 21. Unfortunately, as SEERs go up so does the price of equipment! But, the higher the SEER the less energy your air conditioner will use…this equals lower electric bills!

So, your initial cost of equipment for a higher SEER machine might be high, but your electric bills will be less which over time the savings will offset the high price. In addition, some local utility companies give rebates toward the purchase of higher SEER equipment.

This chart will help analyze yearly cost of different sizes and SEER:

Based on 9 cents a KW and 2000 cooling hours

SEER CHART

For example:

3 ton 10 SEER system (36,000BTUs x ((.09cents/1000Watts) x 2000hrs))/10SEER= $648 per year cooling cost.

Compare this to…

3 ton 20 SEER system (36,000BTUs x ((.09cents/1000Watts) x 2000hrs))/20SEER= $324 per year cooling cost.

The difference between these two systems is a savings of $324 per year. Multiplied by 10 years (the average life of an air conditioning system), that equals $3,240. What a big savings on your electric bill when you choose a higher SEER air conditioner!

January 23, 2006 began a new era in air conditioning home comfort systems. The SEER minimum standard for newly manufactured air conditioners and heat pumps increased from 10 SEER to 13 SEER by federal law.

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