If you’re considering replacing your AC system, there are a few, crucial factors you need to look for. Finding a unit that fits your price range may be at the top of the list, but many benefits come from finding which SEER value will provide you with the highest-quality AC efficiency.
The proper AC size for your home and picking the right company can also make a major impact. Here are a few tips on how to choose which AC system is right for you!
What is SEER Value?
Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, also known as SEER value, is the standard in which an air conditioner’s efficiency is measured. SEER is based on the ratio of the cooling output of air divided by its energy input during the typical cooling season. Similar to calculating miles per gallon on your car, the SEER ratio is a maximum efficiency rating that depends on several variables.
SEER ratings range in value from a minimum of 13-14 SEER to a maximum of 21-25 SEER. The higher the SEER rating, the higher the energy efficiency you will be provided. It’s important to understand the variables like the size of your home and your AC system when deciding which rating is right for you.
Calculating the correct HVAC size for your home can make a world of difference when it comes to energy efficiency. If your AC is too small for your home, it can cost you a lot more utility bills to cool it down. A proper calculation is measured in “tonnage.” A ton is a measure of the air conditioner’s ability to cool.
Other factors like location, insulation and square footage will help decide what size AC your home needs. A professional HVAC technician can help in this process and determine what system will work for your home.
What to look for in an AC Company
Always do your research ahead of time when deciding which HVAC contractor to use. Understanding what you’re paying for and what you’ll be getting can be make or break factors. It’s also important to view the company’s service ratings and reviews. These can help decipher who has a good reputation and what you’ll likely experience if you hire them to replace your system.
Why should you choose Norman HVAC?
At Norman Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our pledge to you is honesty and integrity. Our licensed technicians are equipped to help give you the best possible service on all your HVAC needs.
Norman offers 24-hour emergency services, competitive pricing and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Contact us today to learn more about our AC replacement services.