What is a SEER Rating?


Have you ever been in the market for a new air conditioning system and come across SEER ratings? All newer AC systems have a SEER rating and they are important to consider when selecting the right system for you and your home. RighTime Home Services always strives to make the process easier when repairing or replacing your central AC unit, and understanding a SEER rating can help make it that much easier. Here is a guide from your local HVAC experts to help you get closer to understanding the meaning of a SEER rating.

SEER, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficient Ratio1, is a metric used to measure how much cooling an AC system puts out for each unit of energy it consumes. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficiently your system will operate. The higher the rating, the less energy it will consume! With a higher rating comes lower utility bills and less of an impact on the environment.

A good SEER rating can have an enormous impact on the environment and your wallet. According to Energy.gov2, all air conditioners that have been produced since January 26, 2006 must have received a SEER rating of 13 or higher. All newly-produced AC systems are required to have an even higher rating.

If you have any questions about deciphering SEER ratings, or would like to schedule a repair or replacement of your air conditioner to ensure that your system has the best rating possible, give RighTime Home Services a call at (951) 643-0570 or visit us at https://www.rightimeservices.com/locations/riverside/.

1 and 2 http://energy.gov/energysaver/articles/central-air-conditioning