Heat pump ratings are helpful metrics for comparing the relative energy efficiency of different makes and models. By evaluating energy consumption, you can also get a general idea of estimated operating costs.
The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) can help you understand how efficient your HVAC system is. Along with the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE), it’s one of the most common and important ratings that can predict your system’s performance.
If you’re planning to purchase a new air conditioner before summer arrives, you might find yourself inundated with information. To make an informed decision, however, there are three basic terms that you’ll need to know: SEER, EER and COP. Once you have these three under your belt, your choice will be a lot easier. Seasonal […]
If you’ve been considering replacing your aging central cooling system, this year might be a good time to do it. Federal tax credits are available through Dec. 31, 2013 (and retroactive to 2012) that will help offset the cost of a qualifying high-efficiency A/C. The energy savings you’ll achieve with the new system eventually will […]