SEER 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. […]
May 22, 2012

Your New A/C: The SEER Rating Matters, But Weigh These 6 Features Too

The high summer temperatures and stifling humidity in Georgia make central air conditioning a necessity for comfortable living. If you’re upgrading to a new central air conditioner, you probably already know that the seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER rating, is a large factor. If you can find a SEER rating of 14 or higher, your air conditioning costs will be more manageable this summer. However, there are six other features you should look for in addition to the SEER […]