An important part of choosing an HVAC system for your home is knowing what the SEER rating is. SEER rating stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Before 2015, the national minimum rating for a residential system was 13, no matter where you lived. Now the minimum depends on the area you live in, and what type of system you choose. The SEER rating calculates the average cooling output a unit provides compared to how much energy it consumes. A higher rating, the better energy efficiency it will provide for your home. This will help you to save money and expenses in the long run for any repairs or operating the system.
SEER Rating Recommendations
There are different regions where the SEER ratings vary. In the north region, the minimum is a 14 SEER rating for packaged HVAC systems. If you have a split system, it can have a 13 SEER rating. A split system is one where the unit components are both inside and outside the home. If you are not sure what type of system is right for your home, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on the options and recommend on that is best for your home.
Choose a system that is not too big or too small for your home. This can result in the system no longer working efficiently. It will end up running longer and harder, and increase your monthly energy bills. The best thing to do is contact us for a personal recommendation of what one would be best in your home. With the correct air conditioner, you can efficiency cool your home, while decreasing the energy bills. The other HVAC components should also be inspected like the thermostat and the ductwork. Any issues should always be looked at and repaired as soon as possible.