So you may have heard the term but really not sure what it means. Let us help clear things up for you.
SEER can stand for either Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. These terms are used when relating to an air conditioner’s efficiency. The ratio/rating is determined by taking the cooling output of an air conditioner during a cooling season and dividing it by the energy it uses in watt-hours.
Many older air conditioners can have a SEER as low or an 8-9. However, the minimum standard SEER sold today is 13 and goes up as high as 21. So say you have an older A/C unit that has a 9 SEER and you spend the money to purchase a unit that is a SEER of 13 or higher. You just saved yourself money each time you use the new unit compared to when you used your older unit.
Did you know your SEER rating can decrease with time? This is actually true with almost every appliance. But there is something you can do to help your units last longer and serve you better and that is as simple as scheduling regular maintenance service. Brinson and Son’s is here to help make sure your A/C is ready to get you through the Summer in the most efficient way possible. So don’t wait, call today at 910.763.3550.