What’s A Good SEER Rating?

It’s been a long relationship, but now it’s time to move on to better things..

It is sometimes heartbreaking for homeowners to say goodbye to their old air conditioners. You’ve been through so many blistering days and hot nights, and that A/C made sure you were cool and comfortable. Well now this big old thing is broken and taking up room and extra money… it may be time to move on. If you are in the market for a new air conditioner, you should consider learning more about high-efficiency or high SEER A/C units.

What is SEER you may ask? SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is a standard efficiency rating for air conditioners, and indicates how much cool air the unit generates compared to how much electricity it consumes over a typical cooling season. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system is, and the more efficient you system is, the lower your overall cooling costs will be. Air conditioners with a SEER of 14 and higher can qualify for the Energy Star Label, which exceeds efficiency requirements that the U.S. government has established. Our air conditioning and service technicians only install systems with a 14 SEER rating or higher and would be happy to provide you with a Energy Star Label Home!

High SEER Ratings = High Savings

As an Orlando resident, it is absolutely in your best interest to invest in a HVAC unit with as high of a SEER rating as you can afford. Florida is the best place in the country to take advantage of the savings efficient units can give you. Compared to models that are from the mid-1970’s, today’s high-efficiency air conditioners use approximately 30 to 50 percent less energy to produce the same cooling breezes. Even with a unit that is only a decade old, you can save approximately 20 to 40 percent on your cooling costs by upgrading! So you see even if the air conditioning unit you have is only ten years old, there is still a high savings rate for upgrading to a new one.

Efficient Air Conditioners Increase Home Value

According to recent government studies, the average home increases in value by $6,900 just by having a high-efficiency air conditioner installed. Therefore, even if you are planning to sell your home in the next few years it is still profitable to invest in a high-efficiency air conditioner. Green is the new way to go, it’s time to jump on the bandwagon!

Advanced Features are Often a Part of the Package

Today’s new high-efficiency air conditioners typically have several features that make them more user friendly and efficient, including the fact that they operate more quietly than older models. Also they may have a fan-only setting so that you can use only the fan while you and your loved ones are asleep or away from the house, conserving energy and money. Finally most of them include a light that indicates when it’s time to check your air filters. When your air filters are clean and unclogged, your air conditioner doesn’t have to work as hard to push cool air through them and maintain your desired temperature. Besides, keeping your air filters clean will may ensure that you rarely ever need to get your ducts cleaned!

Paving the Road to Major Savings
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Hopefully some of this information will be beneficial to you when you are trying to decide what kind of unit you wish to purchase. You know what they say, “knowing is half the battle!” Now let Professional AC & Heating take care of the rest. Call now to receive a free estimate on your dream HVAC unit and you can have it installed by one of our master HVAC technicians that very same day. Don’t sit and wait in your hot, power hungry home any longer, give us a call today!


What is a SEER Rating? Air Conditioner Efficiency Explained – Bob Vila