Energy performance is one of the most important considerations in a new heating or cooling system. You can easily determine the extent of an HVAC unit’s performance by taking a look at its energy efficiency ratings. But what do those things mean exactly? HVAC installation and cooling repair expert Air Solutions Mechanical Services explains more.
Seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) evaluates how properly an HVAC system can cool your home, displaying the electrical input necessary for running an air conditioning unit over one average cooling season in comparison to the amount of cooling the system generates. A SEER rating is assigned based on an average, lower temperature of about 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Energy Efficiency Ration (EER) is similar to SEER in how it calculates the capacity of an HVAC system to regulate temperatures within an environment. It is tested based on higher operating temperatures, typically 95 degrees Fahrenheit and beyond. EER considers how effectively an HVAC unit removes humidity, which is especially handy because it shows how the unit handles the maximum cooling load. Air Solutions Mechanical Services, the expert in HVAC replacement and heating repair, suggests you keep in mind both SEER and EER ratings when making your decision.
Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) measures efficiency over the course of an entire season. Unlike SEER, it calculates the heating performance of a system. This is determined by dividing the heating output by the energy output. Just keep in mind that split system heat pumps from 2015 onward should have HSPF of at least 8.2 while single package units should have at least 8. Today’s most energy-efficient heat pumps typically have 10 HSPF max.
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Look no further than Air Solutions Mechanical Services for quality, energy-saving heating and cooling systems. You can also count on us for air duct cleaning and other maintenance services in Lake in the Hills, IL, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at (815) 219-9427 or fill out this convenient online form to request a quote.