HVAC Tips & Tricks
Maximize your energy efficiency and save money on energy costs by understanding your home's AC SEER rating. Be an informed homeowner and make smart energy choices!
A SEER rating is the ratio of the cooling output of an air conditioner over a typical cooling season, divided by the energy it consumed in Watt-Hours.
A good SEER rating for an air conditioner is typically above 14. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the AC unit.
A higher SEER rating can lead to energy savings and lower energy costs over the long run. In some cases its not worth it...
For AC and Heat Pumps, target a 14 SEER or 16 SEER unit. This gives you some good benefits without the huge installation costs.
For most people and their central AC, especially in places like California. It probably isn’t worth the money for a high SEER AC or Heat Pump.