You probably wouldnb t purchase a car without reviewing its miles per gallon (mpg) rating because this rating provides you with some very important information. A SEER number for your air conditioner provides you with similar information, but not many homeowners are familiar with SEER ratings and what they tell you. When you work with an AC specialist from Comfort Central, Inc., on your air conditioning installation in Asheville, NC, youb ll review different SEER ratings as part of your installation process. To help you, our professionals have put together some information so you can better understand how this rating affects you.
What It Means
SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio, and it tells you, on a scale of 1 (the lowest) to 23+ (the highest) how energy efficient a particular system operates. However, you donb t want to just jump to the highest rating. All air conditioners are manufactured at the mandated SEER minimum, which in our part of the country is 14; choosing a higher SEER will depend on the level of energy efficiency you want and your budget. This is because the higher the SEER rating, the higher the initial cost of your new air conditioning unit, which is why you donb t want to jump ahead and purchase the highest-rated AC for your home. What youb ll work through with your trained AC specialist is how much you can save on a monthly basis with an AC of a particular SEER rating versus how long it will take you to recoup the initial installation costs. Once you and your technician find the right balance, youb ll know which SEER rating is best for you and your home.
Our pros have helped many customers with their air conditioning installation and we can help you, too. Ready for a new air conditioner in Asheville, NC? Call us today and schedule an appointment!