Look for the SEER Rating on Air Conditioners

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Home Climate Control and other HVAC topics.

What is a SEER rating on an air conditioner?

Look for the SEER Rating on Air Conditioners

Before you buy a new air conditioner, you need to learn some of the industry language. It will help you find an efficient model that does not waste energy and saves money on monthly utility bills. Look for the SEER rating on new air conditioners. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the rating, the more efficiently the air conditioner operates.

The federal government requires a minimum SEER of 13 out of a maximum rating of 20. Why does the government set standards? Higher-efficiency air conditioners save energy and cause less pollution.

Consumers also save money on electric bills. Well-designed new air conditioners are up to 70 percent more efficient than the current average. This can yield significant savings for consumers over the service life of their air conditioner.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this HVAC Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
Sherril Steele-Carlin