Ask anyone who has been through the process and they’ll tell you that getting the right air conditioner unit means knowing about The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating. This industry standard is the way that most well informed people make a choice as to the kind of air conditioner that best suits their needs. Having a little background here will give you the confidence to make the right decision.
Here’s the whole concept in a nutshell. The higher your SEER rating, the more efficient your unit will be. Now while that also means that you’ll be paying more as the numbers go up, you’ll be saving on your electrical bills so the entire process is a trade-off that works in your favour as a buyer.
The relevance of these ratings became even more important in January 2006 when the government legislated that any new air conditioners have a SEER rating of at least 13. Currently, a high-end unit will be rated at 18, with some going all the way up to 23.
The best choice here depends on several different factors and a heating and air conditioning expert in your area can match you up with the right unit, keeping the area cool and your energy costs low.
You can find the SEER ratings on the Energy Star specifications for any of the newer units that you buy. To get a complete picture of the unit’s efficiency, the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) should also be included as that measures how well the unit performs on peak days.
Ultra Comfort has been providing furnace and air conditioning installation and repair services since 1979. They are dedicated to other services as well and carry a fine selection of Napoleon fireplaces. Call them at 519-653-8040 or visit their website at www.ultracomfort.ca.