At John’s Refrigeration we pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, in addition to heating and air conditioning service. Whether you’re selecting a new air filter or a new HVAC system, we are here to guide you through the process. When it comes to selecting a new HVAC unit, we want our customers to choose a product that is best for them, their home and family.
The reality is that HVAC systems are less efficient than you think.
What is a SEER Rating? The SEER Rating is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. It is the rating of the HVAC unit cooling output during a typical summer divided by the total electric energy output during that same time. The higher the SEER rating is, the more efficient the unit.
Homeowners often use a SEER rating as a benchmark for selecting a new unit. The problem with using this as a benchmark is in understanding how the SEER rating is derived.
A SEER rating is derived in a laboratory setting with a steady temperature of 85 degrees with perfectly installed ductwork including proper duct sizing and no leaks.
This is great except there are no homes with this type of environment. The average operating efficiency is 63% of the rated capacity due in large part to improperly sized ductwork and poor system installations.
What can be done to make the HVAC system more efficient? As we discuss in Reasons to Renovate a Duct System, the duct system is key to energy efficiency within the home. As much as 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost to leaks and improper installation.
At John’s Refrigeration we understand the value of an efficient HVAC system and can help you create an efficient and clean home environment.