My 20-year-old heating and cooling unit finally gave up the fight this past summer.
This of course pushed me to the market to look for its replacement.
I wasn’t surprised to find numerous options in the market. Many companies had very good units with amazing specifications. I knew I needed to do my homework before making the big purchase. There were different things to consider like the size of my home, the efficiency of the unit as well as the cost, and most importantly the SEER ratings on the unit. I did not understand what the latter entailed and all the numbers were confusing. A very kind a/c professional explained that these rankings relate to how much energy and money a new air conditioning unit will use in operation over the course of one year. I found many units at the local service provider that surpassed the minimum number set by the governing authority since manufacturers have made significant improvements on the unit in order to make the air quality systems. The different rankings help homeowners to determine the unit that would provide quality heating and air cooling services. A high number would mean that a unit has a more advanced air filter such as HEPA and new heating equipment such as the thermostat. Regular heat pump service helps in great temperature control. The grading is determined through calculations of a unit’s average performance, the amount of cooling the unit puts out per the units of energy it uses to do so, but it’s a relatively simple process. A highly ranked unit will ensure to provide quality cooling home services. Even a highly rated propane boiler with poor ductwork sealing would not be as efficient as one lowly ranked.