If you have been shopping or browsing new HVAC (Heat, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) products, you may have noticed an acronym that has become more popular over the last decade. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is an easy way for manufacturers to communicate the efficiency of each model– the higher the SEER number, the more efficient the unit! Read on for a short definition and three reasons for you to consider upgrading your property.
What is SEER?
In 2008, two North American trade groups merged to form the Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and universalized an efficiency rating: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER. Briefly, this number rating represents how much power an HVAC unit needs to cool a property over a typical season.
#1: Sit back, relax
Since the introduction of the SEER rating, manufacturers have used it as benchmark to create more and more efficient HVAC units. Thanks to this cutting edge innovation, models with a high SEER number often come with many other technological conveniences. They are also typically low maintenance, very reliable and easy to upkeep or repair.
#2: Spare the environment
It may seem simple, but doing more with less is a core tenant of environmentalism. AHRI and SEER were founded on the principles of putting efficient products in the hands of individual consumers and corporations alike. If it is time to replace your unit, there is no easier way to reduce your carbon footprint and upgrade your property than with a high-rated SEER HVAC model.
#3: Save money
Another obvious by-product of electrical efficiency is lower utility bills! Using less energy means your bank account will notice a difference, especially during in high-usage seasons. Not only will you pay less month-over-month, your HVAC model with a high SEER rating may qualify for rebates or incentives. Governments and manufacturers alike want these units in all properties, you may be surprised how much you could subsidize this major investment.
The above summary is only a short description of SEER and its impact and importance in the HVAC industry. We here at Romaniuk have years of experience, so we can confidently answer any of your questions or concerns. Contact or visit us today!