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What Does a SEER Rating Mean?

Choosing an air conditioning system for installation in one’s home can be very time consuming. For most homeowners, a new air conditioner is a pretty major expense. As is the case with any other investment that you’d make, you want to be sure that your air conditioner will give you the most return possible on your initial investment. That is why, in addition to the different types of systems available, you must also consider the SEER of the models that you are interested in. This rating provides you with valuable information regarding the energy efficiency offered by your new air conditioning system in Arlington. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to learn more about high-efficiency air conditioning systems available for installation in your home.

What Does SEER Mean?

SEER stands for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. This ratio denotes the overall efficiency with which any given air conditioning system operates. It is a measurement of the total cooling output of any given system, divided by the amount of energy put into that system over the season. As a basic rule, you need only remember that an air conditioner with a higher SEER rating is going to function more efficiently than one with a lower SEER rating.

Which SEER Is Right for Me?

We all know that choosing an efficient air conditioning system is a must if you hope to keep your electrical bills under control over the course of the cooling season. However, you must keep in mind the fact that, the higher a system’s SEER rating, the more that unit is going to cost up front. Over time, you can offset this initial investment with the energy savings that you’ll enjoy. Determining which SEER is right for you in the present, though, is thus largely a question of your budget. You don’t want to invest in a system with a very low SEER just to save money, but you also don’t want to break the bank in purchasing a very efficient model that you simply cannot afford comfortably. When you work with our technicians, you can count on getting a system that will suit your needs, within your price range, and which will deliver the most efficient performance that you can afford to invest in. Contact us today, and be sure to inquire about available high-efficiency systems from top manufacturers, such as Rheem and Trane.

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