Well, the air conditioner at your Atlanta-area home had a good run, but now you need to replace it. However, you’re not quite sure where to start by purchasing a new one. One important factor to consider is the air conditioner’s SEER rating. It affects how high or low your electric bills will be. We’ll explain why in this blog post and give you tools for determining what SEER your new air conditioner should be.
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, and it tells you how efficiently the air conditioner cools your home compared to other air conditioners. Think of it as the miles per gallon (MPG) of an air conditioner (I.E., the higher the SEER, the more energy efficient it will be and therefore the more money you’ll save through lower electric bills.) The range for SEER ratings is 13 to 28.
Well, like most things in life, it depends on your individual circumstances. An air conditioner with a higher SEER rating is more expensive, so it may not make sense to get the most energy efficient model. To find the right SEER for you, ask yourself these questions:
While the SEER plays a major role in your new system’s energy efficiency, you need to consider other important factors like:
At Ragsdale Heating, Air & Plumbing, we want to help you find an air conditioner that fits your Atlanta area home’s needs and your budget. And we hire only the best to make sure your air conditioner is properly sized and installed correctly.