Are you planning on a commercial HVAC replacement this spring? If you’re already browsing for a system to install in your building, you need to consider several factors before making a purchase. You’ll also see different ratings with each unit, one of which is the SEER rating. The local HVAC and air quality experts at Amber Air Conditioning Inc. explains everything you need to know about it here.
What Are SEER Ratings?
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER, is a rating that typically applies to air conditioning units, as well as the cooling functions of heat pumps. It measures the ratio of the cooling output of a cooling system over a typical cooling season and tells you how much energy will be required to run the system. This will give you an idea of how much it will cost you to operate said unit each month.
To determine an air conditioning system’s SEER rating, its cooling capacity (in continuous operation) is divided by the amount of electrical power it consumes in watt-hours. The rating starts at 14, which is established by federal regulations as the minimum required SEER level. This was established back in January 2015, but you can easily find systems that are around the mid-20s, which means they can be extremely energy-efficient!
Why You Should Get a Unit With a High SEER Rating
Investing in an AC unit with a high SEER rating has its benefits, including the following:
- Better indoor comfort – When you upgrade to an HVAC system with a high SEER rating, you’ll have better indoor air quality and comfort in your commercial property. This is because units that have higher SEER ratings typically have two key components – a variable-speed blower and a two-stage/variable-speed compressor. Both of these ensure maximum comfort for everyone in the building.
- A longer lifespan – The SEER rating of a cooling system also indicates the amount of wear and tear to which it’s susceptible. Since a higher rating indicates better energy efficiency, this also means it can withstand the elements better over time.
When it comes to top-notch HVAC services, Amber Air Conditioning Inc. is your best choice for the job! If you live in and around Lake Elsinore, Temecula or Corona, CA, give us a call at (951) 579-4523. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation!