How do I know I am getting the right equipment? I have heard a lot about SEER ratings what are they and how do they affect me?
SEER stands for ‘Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.” It is the term used to describe efficiency ratings for air conditioning units. Air conditioners range in efficiency from the minimum industry requirement of 13.0 SEER to the most efficient 21.0 SEER
The higher the SEER rating of a unit, the more energy efficient it is. The SEER rating is the Btu of cooling output during a typical cooling-season divided by the total electric energy input in watt-hours (W*h) during the same period. 
SEER = BTU ÷ W*b
For example, a 5000 Btu/h air-conditioning unit, with a SEER of 10, operating for a total of 1000 hours during
an annual cooling season (e.g., 8 hours per day for 125 days) would provide an annual total cooling output of:
5000 BTU/h x 1000 h = 5,000,000 Btu
With a SEER of 10, the annual electrical energy usage would be about:
5,000,000 BTU ÷10 BTU/W*b = 500,000 W*b
This is equivalent to an average power u
sage during the cooling season of:
500,000 W*h ÷1000 h=500 W
The average power usage may also be calculated more simply by:
Average power = (Btu/h) ÷ (SEER, Btu/W*h) = 5000 ÷10 = 500 W
If your electricity cost is $0.20/kWh, then your operating cost is:
0.5 kWh x $0.20/kWh = $0.10/h
So the short answer is you save money with the higher SEER rating.
We can redesign your existing system, or completely design a new system that will enable you to experience
year-mind comfort in your home or business.
Today’s air conditioners are quieter, more efficient, and more reliable than the units of even ten years ago.
With a new air conditioner, you can enjoy cooler and dryer indoor conditions while conserving energy at up to
21 SEER, compared to 10 SEER just a few years ago.
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