What is SEER rating? Why does it matter? Well in short, if you own a home SEER rating impacts you. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures the efficiency of your heating and cooling system better known as your HVAC system. SEER ratio is determined by dividing an HVAC systems cooling output over a season, by the amount of energy used. From this it’s easy to conclude the higher the SEER rating, the better. Higher numbers means more saving on utility bills.
How do I get a good SEER rating?
SEER rating maxes out depending on what HVAC unit you have. That’s why it’s important to carefully select one and consult an expert when deciding which is best. There are also minimum rating requirements based on where you live. Odds are you already have an HVAC unit, but you can still improve its rating. Here are a few things you can do to decrease bills, and increase SEER.
- Keep air filters clean & replace when needed
- Use programmable thermostats
- Use a zoning system
- Schedule regular maintenance