energy rating

August 20, 2019

Homeowner’s Guide to the SEER Rating

The SEER rating of central air conditioners and heat pumps indicates how efficiently the appliance runs. SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It’s expressed as a number that starts at 1 and can go as high as 30 or more. Higher SEER ratings indicate greater efficiency. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) sets energy efficiency standards that the manufacturers have to meet. The minimum efficiency rating for southern states currently stands at 14 for both heat pumps and air conditioners. […]