New High Efficiency Air Conditioning
New Home Owners find themselves faced with numerous estimates when looking to purchase a new high efficiency air conditioning system, and end up with different explanations on which high efficiency unit is the best one for them. One thing that sticks out more to home owners and what they are not sure of is the SEER Rating. What does SEER mean? SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.
Since heating and cooling units use more energy than any other system in the home, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, the choice of SEER level makes a big difference when buying a new air conditioner.- Angie’s List.
What does SEER mean?
SEER measures the ratio of cooling capacity to power input, and the higher the rating, the more efficient the air conditioner is. If your existing system is 10-15 years old you may have anywhere from a 8-10 SEER system. SEER ratings have gradually increased in recent years, so a homeowner might seer a substantial decrease in the energy usage by replacing that 10- to 15-year-old system. FPL has a Heating and Cooling Guide that can help you determine which SEER Rating is best for you.
To give an example, a 10 SEER 2 ton system has an energy consumption of $670 a year. If you decided to purchase the min allowed by code to be installed, a 14 SEER, you could be saving $189 a year. The way that I like explain to my customers is simple, the higher the SEER of a unit the more your purchase cost is. You are basically paying more to save more. Now on the other hand if your home has more than one air conditioning system the the high the SEER the more you will benefit.
I hope this bit of information is helpful to you at this time. Please feel free to contact us at our office 954-379-4078 or call me Esteban, the Manager directly at 561-756-5545 and we will be more than happy to help you.