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What to Know About EER and SEER Ratings

There is plenty that you need to know about your air conditioning system, such as whether it is ducted or not. But one thing that many people don’t know enough about is the efficiency rating for their system.

When most of us look at efficiency ratings, it’s easy to assume that bigger is better in just about every case. However, this may not always be true or necessary. That’s why we want to give you some details that will help you better understand these ratings so you can discover how to choose the right system for your home’s needs.

With helpful information and expert services from our team, you’ll be able to enjoy a reliable and optimally efficient air conditioner in Royersford.

What EER Means

The EER rating for an AC refers to the Energy Efficiency Ratio of your system. This measures the efficiency of the system under a certain set of circumstances, such as during a day with a high of 95°F and a 50% relative humidity level. When it comes to the EER rating, the higher the number, the better the system is at cooling your home using a reasonable amount of energy.

What SEER Means

The other rating to pay attention to is the SEER or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This rating measures the performance of the system over the entire course of an average cooling season. This is often the rating that more homeowners may want to check on since this can show them how efficient the system will be on the hotter days of the summer along with the more temperate days.

Why EER and SEER Ratings Matter

Both EER and SEER ratings matter because the numbers attached to them are going to tell you what kind of efficiency you can expect from your system throughout the summer along with the efficiency you’ll get on the hottest day of the year.

Having an AC with a good EER and SEER rating can help you determine what kind of energy bill you may be looking at each month of the summer. If you have a system with low ratings, it will understandably perform less efficiently and cost you more.

With all this said, if you live in an area that only sees a high of 85° throughout the year, you may not need to shell out the cash for a system with the highest EER rating and you may want to focus more on the SEER rating.

Need Help Choosing? We’re Here For You

Understanding both EER and SEER ratings can help you feel more confident about choosing your next air conditioner. However, if you are still feeling somewhat confused or overwhelmed, you aren’t alone. This is why it is great to talk to a technician to help with every step of your AC system installation. We are well-versed in selecting the right system for any home and getting it correctly installed.

When you need expert AC services, you can contact Quality Degree Heating & Air Conditioning. We always provide 5-star installations.

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