Does the air conditioner in your Reading, Pennsylvania home or business have a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)? When you buy a new air conditioner, whether a central air conditioning system or window unit, you want to check out it's SEER number. The higher the SEER number the more energy efficient your unit is, which means it is saving you money on your electric bill.
The SEER number is calculated by dividing the cooling output by the total electric energy input. In 2006 the US mandated that all residential air conditioners have a SEER of at least 13. However, if you buy an Energy Star central air conditioner it will have a SEER of at least 14. Window units are exempt from this mandate but are usually made with a SEER of at least 10. There are central air conditioning units with SEER's as high as 20 or more. But a higher SEER number usually indicates a more complex machine and therefore a more upfront expense. A qualified air conditioner technician, like one from The Plumbing Works, can help you find an air conditioner that fits your budget and Reading, PA home with the highest possible SEER number. By choosing the right unit you could save hundreds of dollars each year on your electric bill and reduce greenhouse gases.
If you have questions about the energy efficiency of your units, or are looking to replace a unit and want to make sure you get the right one, don't hesitate to give the experts at The Plumbing Works a call.
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