If you’re a recent homeowner and are starting to furnish, insulate and create your ultimate dream home, you’re probably getting overwhelmed with the number of choices that need to be made. Few people know how much work goes into just maintaining a comfortable temperature within a house. If you’ve started looking at air conditioners or other HVAC systems, you have probably heard the term “SEER rating” tossed around.
For homeowners looking to better understand the metric, this article will act as a guide as to what a SEER rating is. It will also cover why it’s so important to homeowners who want to protect their home against the elements, protect the planet from global warming or protect their bank account against high energy costs.
All About SEER Ratings
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it measures the efficiency of an HVAC system. The SEER rating is the amount of cooling or heating a system emits per unit of energy used. This means when it comes to calculating a unit or home’s ranking, a higher numbered SEER Rating corresponds with a more energy efficient system. The higher the rating, the better a unit will be at keeping your home the temperature that you want it to be and the more economical it will be.
Why Is This Rating Important?
Homeowners looking to manage their energy costs, need look no further than the SEER rating to determine how much they could end up spending on energy, and how they can minimize their heating or cooling costs. It’s practical and valuable knowledge for homeowners who want to reduce their energy costs. Knowing that a more expensive unit initially may lead to lower maintenance costs down the road and increased energy efficiency can alter a homeowner’s purchasing plan. Consider the SEER Rating during your decision-making process if you’re thinking of installing a new air conditioner or HVAC unit.
Perhaps you’re a homeowner seeking to better understand some the heating and HVAC units that are available for your home. Or maybe your house will have unique needs and specifications. Don’t hesitate to contact Cox Heating & Air Conditioning today. After serving the Tampa Bay area for almost 60 years, Cox has the knowledge and expertise to help homeowners find what heating and cooling units are right for their budget and price points.