|How the 13 SEER standard impacts you
The minimum energy efficiency standard for central air conditioning units is governed by US law and is regulated by the
Department Of Energy also known as the DOE.
Beginning January 1, 2006, the DOE has increased the Federal minimum efficiency standard for new central air
conditioners made in the US from 10 to 13 SEER, a 30% increase in efficiency.
SEER is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A measure of cooling efficiency for air conditioners and heat pumps.
The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient the Air Conditioner. The SEER rating is the total cooling output provided by
the unit during its normal annual usage period, divided by its total energy consumption during the same period. The SEER
rating is similar to the Miles Per Gallon rating for cars.
13+ SEER air conditioning systems have lower operating costs then 10 SEER air conditioning systems, reducing your
electric bill and saving you money in the long run. A 13 SEER Air Conditioner may cost more to purchase initially but will
cost you less to operate. A new air conditioner may feature many new technologies to enhance your comfort and provide
you years of reliability. Some of the new Air Cleaners offered with these new units are fantastic and can reduce the
pollutants in your air by upwards of 80%.
At Crane Air Conditioning we offer a full line of Air Conditioning products from 13 SEER to 19 and above SEER, a full
line of programmable thermostats and Humidistats, and a full line of Air Cleaners. Call us today for a free consultation.
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