If your home isn’t staying cool in the hot summer months of Cypress, TX, it may be time to consider air conditioning replacement. And if you are already considering air conditioning replacement, you may be wondering about SEER ratings are and if they are important. In this short post we will take a little time to explain what a SEER rating is and give you the information you need to choose the right one for your home.
What is a SEER rating?
SEER is an acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, and it is the measure of how efficiently your air conditioner uses a Watt-Hour — much like MPG (miles per gallon) measures how efficiently your car uses a gallon of gasoline. A SEER ratio is calculated over a cooling season by measuring how many Watt-Hours are used to keep a home a consistent temperature. The higher the SEER rating is, the more efficiently an air conditioner can potentially perform.
Will a High SEER Rating Save You Money?
The energy efficiency of your air conditioning installation varies by a number of factors. The size of your home, the quality of your windows, and how well your home is insulated will all factor in. One thing is for sure though, with how hot it is here in Cypress, TX, a higher SEER rating will make you more comfortable. This is because higher SEER rating units utilize parts, like two-stage blower motors and variable speed compressors, to run at different speeds. Lower SEER units will run at only two speeds: off and on. If you experience uneven cooling in your home, it is likely you need a higher SEER rating than your existing air conditioner offers.
What is the Best SEER Rating for Your Air Conditioning Installation?
We would be happy to help you find out! We invite you to take what we’ve covered in this article and talk with your technician about what SEER rating is appropriate for your air conditioning installation. You can give us a call at 281-861-9247 or schedule an appointment online. We are excited to hear from you!