Even if you've hired commercial services and know what your SEER rating is, there are still some surprising things you might not know about it.
Whether or not you’re using the assistance of commercial services, if you're looking for an air conditioner you've undoubtedly encountered the SEER rating. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio helps you determine how effectively an AC unit can cool your space, based on comparing the cooling power with the energy it requires for the job. Straightforward as this seems, there are some aspects of SEER ratings you probably didn't know.
No matter how well you care for it, an air conditioner will lose efficiency as time goes on. This means the SEER rating will decline, although people don't tend to keep calculating it after making the purchase. This is why buying a used air conditioning unit isn't usually a good idea! Luckily, if you invest in solid upkeep and regular maintenance, this decline will be much less drastic.
Choosing the most powerful options might seem like the obvious choice, but this is actually a big mistake. If the unit you choose is too powerful, it will turn itself off and back on frequently, which puts additional wear and tear on the system and hurts efficiency. SEER ratings measure efficiency, not power, so a smaller unit might have a considerably higher rating compared to a bigger one. Be sure to avoid getting those two factors confused!
Even if your chosen unit has the highest possible SEER rating, this doesn't mean it will automatically have the efficiency levels you want. Units get their ratings under controlled conditions, which don't take mistakes into account. As such, if the system isn't installed and maintained properly, your actual outcome won't be what you expected.
The only way to ensure you get the most out of your unit is to get the right provider for installation. At G+S Heating Air Energy Services, we'll get the job done quickly and effectively, maximizing the return on investment for your business. Our technicians have the experience you can trust, so get in touch with us today to learn how our commercial services can help.Back