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Everything You Need to Know About SEER Ratings

October 20th, 2020 | Tips & Tricks

If you have not replaced your air conditioning system in the last twenty years, chances are the one you have is not energy efficient. If your AC unit is not energy efficient, you could be spending twice as much as you should be on your electricity bill. If you are ready to upgrade your AC system to something energy efficient make sure you ask the AC company in Charleston, you hire to ensure the system they install as the best possible SEER rating.

What is a SEER Rating?

SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This rating refers to the energy efficiency of the air conditioning and heat pump and is calculated by dividing the total electric energy input and cooling output.

A SEER rating lets you know what the maximum efficiency rating is of the unit, but this is not a guarantee that the unit will run at this efficiency all the time. Efficiency can be affected by many factors including the size of the home, ductwork, and age. However, only high-efficiency HVAC systems can obtain a SEER rating, which means that your product is a good one, even if the SEER rating is lower.

SEER ratings range from 13-21 and to have an Energy Star qualified unit, the SEER rating must be at least 14.5. A good AC company in Charleston will ensure that the unit they are installing in your home qualifies for any rebates that are currently being issued for new Energy Star appliances for tax credits.

Property owners should keep in mind that the higher the SEER rating, the higher the price of the HVAC system will be in most cases. Luckily, the savings seen in the environmental impact and utility bill will make up for it throughout the life of the system.

If you are ready to upgrade your central air, call an experienced AC company in Charleston to have your new SEER rated system installed today.

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