What does “SEER” mean?

You’ve probably seen SEER labels on every air conditioner being sold in the last couple of years, but what does “SEER” mean, exactly? SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio, is a mathematically determined ratio measuring the amount of energy your AC uses to do its job—the higher the SEER, the higher the energy efficiency.

So what does SEER mean for your home? As of January 2006, all air conditioners manufactured and sold in the United States must be 13 SEER or higher, and must be 14 SEER to be ENERGY STAR qualified. That can mean a lot of great benefits for your home, including:

  • Improving your energy efficiency
  • Lowering your monthly utility bills
  • Helping the environment
  • Improving your home comfort
  • And more!

If your home has an old, outdated air conditioner, the SEER could be as low as half the industry standards today, meaning poor energy efficiency and higher utility bills! Contact Dowd’s Heating & Air Conditioning today at 215-752-3638 to find out how you can upgrade your home with an air conditioning installation in Philadelphia, Bensalem, or Yardley, PA!