How is a SEER Rating Measured?
A SEER rating is a maximum efficiency rating, like the miles per gallon for your car. Carrier usually offers greater rebate rewards on units with higher SEER Ratings. The SEER measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency. This is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame. Your car might get 28 miles per gallon on the highway, but if you’re stuck in city traffic it could be lower. If your air conditioner is 21 SEER, that’s its maximum efficiency, which could differ based on your units location.
What is Considered a Good SEER Rating?
The minimum standard SEER is 13 for air conditioners. A higher SEER rating means greater energy efficiency for the unit. Most modern air conditioners have a SEER that ranges from 13 to 21. Carrier air conditioners range from 13 SEER and higher. Don’t forget the efficiency of your system can also depend on the size of your home your current ductwork and other variables. It’s best to properly select a unit based on the unique demands of your home or building.
For more information, stop in and visit with your local Carrier experts at Air Conditioning & Heating, Inc.