When replacing an air conditioning system you will be drawn to the air conditioner’s efficiency. Everyone who is looking to replace an older unit will want one more efficient so as to help save money each month. When trying to interpret efficiency rating, you will see a number of different codes or labels that describes the air conditioner’s efficiency. However, not everyone understands the labels or codes used to describe the air conditioner efficiency ratings. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning will explain the different efficiency rating codes and labels so you can make the best choice for you.
Should I Get a 14 SEER or 16 SEER?
SEER is one of the more popular energy rating labels used on most modern appliances. SEER stands for “Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio” which essentially measures the amount of cooling that is produced by the amount of power being used. SEER rating 10.9 is on the low end of energy efficiency. SEER rating in the 20’s is high. When looking for a new unit that has a SEER rating you will want it 10 or higher.
What is AFUE in Air Conditioning
AFUE is used for furnaces and boilers. You might plan to replace the furnace or boiler at the same time, which is common for homeowners to decide to do. If you decide to replace your heating system you will want to pay attention to the AFUE rating. The AFUE stands for “Fuel Efficiency.” How the AFUE rating works is by determining the amount of fuel used and the amount of fuel lost due to exhaust. The best rating you can hope for is 95% fuel and only 5% exhaust lost.
Is 8.5 HSPF on a Heat Pump Good?
For those who use a heating pump, they use a HSPF rating code. The HSPF stands for “Heating Seasonal Performance Factor” that rates the heating efficiency of the heating pump. The HSPF rating only goes as high as a 10. Any rating near ten has great efficiency.
What is the Difference Between SEER & EER?
EER stand for “Energy Efficiency Ratio” similar to the SEER the EER calculates a more rigid cooling output. The EER is based on the seasonal cooling output work against the outdoor temperature. The EER is determined by the outside temperature in conjunction with the indoor temperature setting. EER ratings are mostly used for window units and ductless single room air conditioner unit.
What Does IEER Mean in HVAC?
The IEER rating stands for “Integrated Energy Efficiency Ratio.” The IEER rating is used for a spilt system. It is harder to determine an IEER rating as there are a number of different factors that are considered. The IEER rating evaluates the system’s output at different times as well as specific conditions such as temperature. The IEER rating will vary in different climates. Your HVAC service will know which unit is best for your climate.
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When you need to replace your air cooling system and or heating system, hopefully you will now better understand the efficiency ratings. With better energy efficiency you can keep your home comfortable and save money at the same time. For quality HVAC services, contact Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning and schedule our services today.