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What You Should Know About AC Unit Energy Ratings

outside-unit-of-an-air-conditionerYou want to get the best comfort from your air conditioning in Carrollwood, FL without having to spend an excessive amount of money. This is one of the reasons why you want to have a system with great efficiency. However, this doesn’t mean that the absolute highest efficiency rating is the best.

Selecting an AC unit for your home is no small task. One of the things you need to consider when choosing your new system is the level of efficiency it provides. We are going to give you some “need to know” information on selecting an AC with the best efficiency rating for your home.

What to Know About Energy Efficiency Ratings For Air Conditioners

When you are selecting your next air conditioning system, you will want to make sure to choose one with a good energy efficiency rating. But it isn’t the best option to go with the highest number on the box. You need one that matches your cooling needs while providing great efficiency.

What are EER and SEER?

EER and SEER are, unsurprisingly, acronyms for energy efficiency ratings that you will see when looking at AC units. EER refers to Energy Efficiency Ratio while Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.

EER is going to tell you how efficient your system will be when operating in a certain temperature, usually around 95°F or higher. EER also tends to take into account higher humidity too. An EER rating is going to take into account the maximum amount of cooling that an AC can provide under the maximum strain.

In contrast, SEER looks at an average lower temperature that might be found in more temperate climates. This means testing against a temperature that is around 82°. When you choose an AC with a high SEER rating, it means that this is the best efficiency provided within that range, but not at a higher temperature.

Is Higher Always Better?

So, is higher always better for your new air conditioner’s efficiency rating? The answer is yes and no. With the SEER rating, the higher the number the better. In contrast, you may not need such a high EER rating depending on the average high heat that your area sees. Ultimately the numbers you want to see will be different based on the space you are cooling and the sizing required for your system. You will want to select the system that meets your needs best however in order to get the best effectiveness from your AC without a high cost.

We Can Help You Choose the Best System For Your Home

It can be tough to figure out what the right efficiency ratings are going to be for your next air conditioner, let alone calculating the appropriate tonnage that you need. That’s what we are here for. The team at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling can help you select the right AC for your home’s cooling needs. Our goal is always going to be to provide you with the best possible home comfort this summer.

Contact the professionals at IERNA’s Heating & Cooling today to get started. We can guide you through the AC installation process.

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