What Is the Difference Between EER and SEER? - Heating Specialties

What Is the Difference Between EER and SEER?

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Summer isn’t over quite yet, so let Heating Specialties get your South Jersey home “back-to-cool” with our expert air conditioning maintenance, repair or replacement services. Want to make sure your A/C is running efficiently, too? Then you’ll need to learn all about your EER and SEER ratings.

What does EER stand for?

The EER acronym stands for Energy Efficiency Ratio. This efficiency rating is calculated by dividing the number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) used per hour by the wattage (or energy) it takes to cool your home. Your EER is measured according to specific conditions: 95°F outdoor temperature with an indoor temperature of 80°F and 50% humidity.

The “S” in SEER

Your HVAC unit’s SEER rating stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. This rating is more of an average, measuring the amount of cooling that it takes in a typical season by the total electrical energy used during that same time.

For a climate that can range in temperature, like here in New Jersey, the SEER rating is usually a bit more reliable if you are thinking of purchasing a new system. The expert technicians at Heating Specialties will discuss your home’s efficiency needs and can even give you a free estimate on your HVAC repair or replacement, all at a time that is convenient for you (including evenings and weekends).

Top efficiency for your A/C

If you are looking for the best-rated unit for your home, the higher the better. Systems with an EER rating of 12 or more will be designated as ENERGY STAR® efficient. A SEER rating of 14.5 is considered efficient by ENERGY STAR®; the minimum SEER rating is 13. Some top-efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps can even run up to 21 SEER.

Run smoothly with routine maintenance

If you are concerned about the efficiency of your HVAC system, there are a few things you can do to help. Always make sure to change your air filter regularly. This habit is essential to keeping your system running as efficiently as possible.

You will also want to schedule regular tune-ups with the experts at Heating Specialties to prevent frequent breakdowns. Our Membership Club offers exclusive discounts for your tune-ups and other maintenance, plus all our customers can expect 24/7 emergency service if a breakdown does occur.

If you want to make sure your HVAC is running at top efficiency, call the experts at Heating Specialties today at (866) 923-2653 or schedule a visit online. We look forward to keeping your family comfortable and cool for the rest of your Jersey summer.

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