Do you wonder how well your air conditioner is working? Does it feel like it’s failing you on a hot Houston day? Check its SEER rating. SEER is short for System Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures how well an AC unit cools your home.
The SEER rating gives an equal comparison between air conditioners made by different manufacturers. It’s determined by dividing the amount of cooling a unit provides by the amount of energy it takes to achieve that coolness.
Today, home AC units fall on a scale of 13 and 16, though some rate as high as 23. The higher the number, the better it will cool. The current minimum is a SEER rating of 13. Some older units may only function at a 5 or 6, seriously failing. In the Houston area, it’s recommended that homes have a rating of 16. If yours doesn’t, it’s time to schedule an AC service.
Highly rated units cost more on the front end, but you will see the savings on your bill each month. You may also be eligible for rebates and tax credits when you buy a new unit.
Simply put, if your SEER rating is low, your AC needs service. AC installers must know how to calibrate your system to make sure it’s functioning at its best. BVS Home Experts can provide all the information you need about SEER ratings and what they mean for your West Houston/Katy/Sealy home.
Make sure your home is comfortable and efficient all year long. If you have any questions or concerns about AC repair, maintenance, or replacement of your air conditioner, contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.
We are here for you at BVS Home Experts. We have air conditioner technicians standing by 24/7 (yes, even on holidays!).
We’ll get everything taken care of to get your home back to normal. Make sure your home is comfortable and efficient all year long. For comprehensive air conditioning repair services, contact BVS Home Experts today to restore your comfort.
Ronald is one of the key contributors to BVS Home Experts, a family-owned and operated full-service air conditioning and heating company serving the Katy and West Houston areas. With a deep understanding of air conditioning and heating concerns, Ronald brings a wealth of knowledge to our readers.