Think having an air conditioner is a luxury you can’t afford? By making sure that your air conditioner is a high-efficiency unit; you can help to lower your utility costs. High-efficiency systems generally have a SEER rating of 14.5 SEER or higher. Air conditioners with a SEER rating of 14.5 or tend to use more efficient compressors and variable-speed air handlers or furnaces.
What is a SEER Rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This rating measures the energy efficiency of your air conditioning unit. Most air conditioners have SEER ratings ranging between 13 – 21. A higher rating means more energy efficiency, which is good to know if conserving energy (and reducing operating costs) is important to you.