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What is a SEER Rating? And What Does it Mean for Your Home’s Central Air Conditioning System?

Posted by UGI Heating, Cooling & Plumbing on Apr 5, 2019 1:50:44 PM

SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio. A SEER rating is used to measure the amount of energy that is needed to provide a specific output of cooling to your home. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient the cooling system is.

The Minimum SEER Rating Required for New Air Conditioning = 13

The Minimum SEER Rating Required for New Heat Pumps = 14


You can use the chart below as an example of how SEER rating can affect your utility bills. A SEER 16 unit, for example, is twice as efficient as a SEER 8 unit, and, therefore, costs 50% less to run.




SEER Ratings have increased significantly over the years. Below is an average SEER rating by year of installation. Your technician should be able to help you identify the SEER rating of your current system.



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Topics: air conditioning, ductless air conditioning, Heat Pump, SEER