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What Does SEER Stand For?

Posted on January 9th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Why is SEER Important?

If you’re not familiar with the term, SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It measures your air conditioner’s ability to cool a room, as well as the amount of electricity it takes to do the job. Keep reading to learn what these numbers mean for your HVAC unit.

What Number to Look For

Every energy-using appliance in your home is given a SEER rating by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The higher the number, the more efficient the air conditioning unit is. The efficiency of your unit matters because:

  • The more efficient it is, the less power it’ll use.
  • Using less power means lower energy bills.
  • You could save enough money in one year to go on a short family vacation!

In January 2015, a rule went into effect that all air conditioners must have a minimum SEER rating of 13. Many older homes, however, have air conditioners with SEER ratings of 9 or 10.

Think about this: upgrading from a 9 to a 13 can potentially save you $300 a year. There’s your weekend vay-cay for the family!

Air Conditioning Services in Jupiter FL

Air conditioning is a must where we live, there’s no getting around that. Trust our technicians at Jupiter-Tequesta to not only improve your indoor air quality but save you from a costly energy bill.

Contact Jupiter-Tequesta at one of our locations to discuss your air conditioning options.

Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

Broward: (954) 951-5481

Palm Beach: (561) 626-6822

Martin: (772) 546-2822

St. Lucie: (772) 546-2822

Jupiter-Tequesta A/C, Plumbing & Electric, License No. CAC#1816615

FPL Home Services, License No. CAC1820030

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