It is crucial to have a lot of information about air conditioners before you buy one. Why? Because buying a new air conditioner is not something that you will do every day. Most A/C devices are used for heating and cooling . Also, they use a lot of energy during the summer. That's why you need to buy equipment that saves energy. Most companies that produce air conditioners will use jargon when rating the efficiency of devices. The information can be challenging to decode. Here is information you need to know if you want to understand how energy use and efficiency is rated in air conditioning systems.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio)
What is SEER? SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. It measures energy consumption by an air conditioner but focuses on normal temperatures rather than factory settings. SEER shows cooling power and is written in British Thermal Units (BTU), and divided by energy used. The units are in kilowatt. SEER ratio is the correct method to know how efficient the A/C is in a full year. It is crucial to keep in mind that if the SEER ratio is high, the unit will be more energy efficient.
In the meantime, the U.S. Department of Energy commands that if you have an air conditioning system and are living in the northern area of America, the device should have a rating of 13. Air conditioning systems that are found in warm states have a 14 rating. Today, most A/C's that are available will exceed rating 14. They will usually range from 20 -28. The SEER rating is vital when it comes to energy saving. If you own a home and replace your A/C with a rating of 10 with one, which is at 13, you could save 30% on energy Furthermore, the EPA says for each dollar used to improve A/C systems, the return on investment is 2 to 1. You will be surprised by the money that you will save if you upgrade from an old device to a new one..
Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER)
The EER is like the SEER rating. It is measured like the SEER rating, which is cooling power divided by energy used in kilowatts. Yet, even though the SEER ratings will measure seasonal temperatures, the EER is measured in controlled conditions and will show hot days during summer. If the EER ratings are higher, the better the device will perform. Most experts will recommend that you buy a new air conditioning system that has a rating that ranges from 11.6 and 16.2.
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