Hopefully if you have purchased a new air conditioning system you understand already what SEER means. If you are in the process of choosing a new air conditioning system for your home and are unfamiliar with this terminology, though, it is advisable that you get to know a bit about SEER, what it means and what implications it has for the operation of your air conditioning system. Here is some information from the Brazoria, TX air conditioning installation pros at Switzerland Air Conditioning about what the SEER of your new AC means. Contact a member of our team with any questions you may still have.
The SEER on your new air conditioning system is a signifier of how efficiently that air conditioning system operates. It stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. Basically, the higher the SEER is the more efficiently that system will operate. This number indicates the amount of energy that your system requires in order to put out a certain amount of cooling power. While older systems may have SEER ratings of 6 or lower, modern systems must boast a SEER rating of at least 13. If your system was manufactured prior to January, 2006 it is possible for it to be sold and installed at a lower SEER, but you are doing yourself a disservice.
When shopping for a new air conditioning system, you should always consider your budget carefully and invest in the system with the highest SEER that you can comfortably afford. While it may be tempting to opt for a model with a lower SEER and, as a result, a lower price tag, you will wind up spending more money down the road. While systems with a higher SEER do generally tend to be more expensive, they can also help you save money in energy costs over the coming years.
To learn more about air conditioning energy efficiency ratings, just give the technicians at Switzerland Air Conditioning a call. One of our Brazoria, TX air conditioning installation professionals will be able to answer all your questions. Contact us today to learn more about the AC installation options available to you.