Cool Facts with Hal Watson AC: The Secret Life of SEER Ratings

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There’s an important term in the world of air conditioning and it’s SEER. What does it mean and how does it pertain to you? We’re here to tell you.

SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio” and according to the TRANE website, it “measures air conditioning and heat pump cooling efficiency, which is calculated by the cooling output for a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input during the same time frame.” In essence, it’s a maximum efficiency rating for your unit. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy efficient the system is.

Purchasing a new air conditioning unit can be daunting; on top of the costs, there are so many options. How do you know which one is the best? The SEER rating will help you choose, because you can think of it as you would think of miles per gallon when you’re buying a car; the higher the SEER rating, the better. The minimum standard SEER rating in Texas is 13, according to the US Department of Energy.

At Hal Watson Air Conditioning, our technicians are trained to help you get an HVAC unit that will not only meet the standard rating required in Texas for SEER, but can also help you with the financial side of things. Contact us today so we can answer your questions and help you get the right unit for your home or business.

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