Shopping for a new HVAC unit can be overwhelming—especially if you do not know understand the lingo. What does energy efficient mean? What is a SEER rating?
SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is a metric used to measure how much energy is needed to provide a specific cooling output. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the air conditioner is. Higher-SEER models ae more expensive up front, but end up saving you money month to month vs. less efficient models.
The Department of Energy recommends a minimum SEER rating of 13. Depending on where you live, you might need a system with a higher rating. In Florida, a 14 SEER unit is recommended.
The graph below shows what rating is recommended for where you live.
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