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What’s a Seer Rating? - Buying a New Air Conditioner

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When it comes to cooling your home, a SEER rating measures the efficiency of your air conditioner. This rating could mean that you will use less energy and save you money. In this video, we’ll tell you what a SEER rating means and how it can save you money on your utilities.

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Further reading: What’s a Good SEER Rating and Why Is It Important?

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When it comes to cooling your home, a SEER rating measures the efficiency of your air conditioner. This rating could mean that you will use less energy and save you money. In this video, we'll tell you what a SEER rating means and how you can save money on your utilities.

Hi, I'm Luke from Fire & Ice. One of the best ways to cool your home is by having a reliable and efficient air conditioner These factors are determined by the SEER rating. In this video, we'll cover what is a SEER rating? Why is a SEER rating important? What is a good SEER rating? And finally, what can you do next? We hope by the end of this video you'll have a better understanding of how efficient your air conditioner is and how it can save you money on your energy bills.

What’s a SEER rating?

So, let's jump in and see what's a SEER rating. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This is the ratio of the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season. Divided by the energy it uses in watt hours. It may also be called a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. A SEER rating is used by all air conditioner manufacturers to indicate efficiency ratings. Most modern air conditioners have a SEER rating that ranges from 13 to 21. This rating or ratio is defined by the air conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute.

Why is a SEER rating important?

Now let's see why a SEER rating is important. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency the greater the energy efficiency means that you're not having to pay as much for the same level of cooling air conditioners. With higher SEER ratings often have greater humidity and comfort control by using variable speed compressors and blower motors. SEER ratings also matter to many factors and utility companies. Often there are incentives in the form of tax credits and rebates for high efficiency equipment.

What’s a good SEER rating?

So, let's move on and cover what's a good SEER rating. The US Department of Energy enforces a minimum seer requirement of 13 a mid-efficiency air conditioner, usually has a SEER rating of around 16 to 18, and a high-efficiency unit has a SEER rating of 20 or above. It's important to note that a good SEER rating isn't the only factor in determining the right air conditioner for your home.

There are several factors to consider in addition to a SEER rating of your air conditioner. This includes the size of your home, the humidity, climate, and current heating and cooling system that is installed in your home. If you're interested in trying to determine what the SEER rating of your current system is, you can do a little bit of online research about the manufacturer and look for the serial number and model number of your current system. Usually, the SEERs rating is one of the first couple numbers in there, but every manufacturer is a little bit different.

What are the next steps?

Finally, let's talk about what you can do next. So now that you know what a c r rating is. Visit our products page to see a complete list of comfort and efficiency ratings for each air conditioner that we offer. Thank you for watching and we are looking forward to making your day better.

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