If you’ve considered replacing your air conditioner or heat pump, you’ve probably noticed that these units comes with a SEER rating. Perhaps you’ve wondered what this term actually means and how it can help you select the right cooling system for your North Las Vegas home. Does it really make that much difference whether your heat pump or AC unit features a high rating? Here’s what you need to know about SEER ratings:
SEER Measures a System’s Cooling Efficiency
A SEER rating is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio of your cooling system. Though technical, this common HVAC term can help you compare the systems you’re considering to buy. It provides you with the maximum cooling efficiency you can expect to receive from each system.
How to Determine Your System’s SEER
SEER ratings are calculated by dividing the system’s cooling output over an average cooling season by the total electrical energy used during the same period. This calculation yields a whole number that makes it easy to tell at a glance which system offers more energy-efficient cooling. Older systems can carry ratings as low as 6 or less. The ratings for today’s more modern cooling technologies can range from the federal minimum of 13 SEER to more than 25 SEER.
What’s the Right SEER for Your Cooling System
The right rating for your system will be based on the amount of energy savings you can expect to receive from the system balanced against the system’s cost in relation to your budget. Weighing these factors and reaching a decision you feel confident about can often seem like a daunting process. But don’t despair.
A knowledgeable HVAC professional can place all the necessary information at your fingertips. They can offer valuable guidance that’ll help you make the right choice for your North Las Vegas home. This guidance can help save you money over the long term. Contact Sun Country Heating & Cooling at 702-534-3375 for help selecting and installing the right HVAC system for your home. We’re here to help you live comfortably and save money at the same time.