The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating for your HVAC equipment, is an important figure that homeowners should know about. Today, Aspen Creek Heating & Air is here to provide you with all the information you need to know so that you can be SEER smart. Let’s get to it.
The SEER Rating for Your HVAC – Cooling
The SEER rating is the energy efficiency at which your air conditioner produces a cooling effect. It is the BTUs divide by the watts – or, the total cooling output provided by a system during its operation, divided by the total energy input. A higher number translates to greater efficiency and energy savings.
Gone are the days of energy hogs. Industry regulations now require that any residential ac systems that were manufactured after 2005 carry a minimum SEER rating of 13. And many of today’s units have SEER ratings as high as 23. By upgrading to a more energy-efficient cooling system, you can certainly reap the rewards of lower cooling bills and feel good about your environmental impact.
The SEER Rating for Your HVAC – Heating
Like AC systems, the efficiency of your heating system also compares the BTUs of heating output to the total electrical wattage consumed. This is reflected in the Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) which is basically the SEER rating for your HVAC in winter.
Currently, modern systems are required to have an HSPF of at least 7.7.
How to Locate the SEER Rating & Why It Matters
This information is most often shown on that bright yellow and black Energy Guide sticker attached to the outside of the unit. It’s really that simple to be more aware of your energy use and how efficient of an HVAC system you have in your home.
Since heating and cooling units use more energy than any other system in the home, the choice of the SEER level makes a huge difference when purchasing a new air conditioner.
Your SEER rating will vary from unit to unit, so be sure to check that out before buying. The higher the SEER rating alone will help you save money in the long run and help the environment at the same time.
The fact is that we all need to be energy aware, from the light bulbs in our homes to the heating and cooling systems we have. At Aspen Creek Heating and Cooling, we have the knowledge to provide you with the best option for your home and budget, as well as guide you on the SEER rating for your HVAC.
For honest and reliable service from people who know the industry well and have a solid reputation for installing heating and cooling systems from all major brands, you can trust that calling Aspen Creek Heating & Air is a smart move. Our family owned and operated business has been keeping our clients comfortable year-round and in the loop on the best ways to save time and energy within the home.
Call today to schedule an appointment or request a quote for HVAC. We look forward to helping you.