The Department of Energy has established a standardized efficiency rating system that all Air Conditioning manufacturers must adhere to and make readily available to consumers known as a system’s Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER rating. Since as much as half of a household’s monthly energy bill can be made up of your family’s heating and cooling needs it is important to understand this rating systems when replacing your home’s AC equipment.

The higher the SEER rating of your equipment the more efficient your Air Conditioner will be and the more savings you will see on your energy bill every month. In fact, if your current Air Conditioner is 10 years old, you can cut 20-40% off of your cooling energy costs simply by replacing it with a modern, more efficient model.