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Acronym Lesson 2: SEER

With all the rebates from gas and electric companies and the tax credit you have probably heard the word SEER several times.  But what does it mean?  Let us help!

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), is most commonly used to measure the efficiency of a central air conditioner. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the system. SEER measures how efficiently a cooling system will operate over an entire season.

In technical terms, SEER is a measure of equipment the total cooling of a central air conditioner or heat pump (in Btu) during the normal cooling season as compared to the total electric energy input (in watt-hours) consumed during the same period.

Make sure that when you have a professional HVAC salesman quote you a new system that they provide you with the ARI certificate to verify that the system they are putting in will qualify.  Don’t let anyone fool you and say you don’t need one.  Every air conditioning system will have a certificate.

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