Thinking of purchasing a new Tampa air conditioning unit this year? If so, it’s important to do your research with regard to SEER ratings. Also known as Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, SEER rating is one of many factors to consider when purchasing a new AC.
It’s no secret that the hot Florida temperatures can lead to exceptionally high energy bills. With this in mind, many homeowners opt to purchase new AC systems that offer greater efficiency ratings. The more efficient an air conditioner is, the less energy it will take to cool your home.
While the federally-regulated minimum SEER rating for an air conditioner is 13 or 14 depending on where you live, this rating can go up as high as 25. However, determining the right SEER for your new AC unit isn’t as straightforward as choosing a specific number. The fact is that units with higher SEERs also tend to come with higher price tags. As a result, homeowners need to assess their cooling needs carefully when choosing a new unit to purchase. Along with the size of the new system, individuals should consider the time they anticipate living in their new homes, as well as the frequency with which they will be using their AC. And, of course, regional climate plays a significant role. As Florida residents, we know that it’s common to use the AC year-round in the Sunshine State.
Energy Star has a helpful energy savings calculator that can assist families in deciding which SEER ratings are best for their new AC units. A 13 SEER is commonly a good match for a home that typically had an 8 to 10 SEER rating, but that’s not always the case.
Trust Del-Air for All Your AC Needs
For help determining the right unit for your needs, contact Del-Air Heating & Air Conditioning today. Serving the Orlando area for more than 30 years, Del-Air is proud to be the premier dealer of Carrier, Trane, and Lennox cooling products. Not only do we carry the highest quality products, but we also take the time to sit down with every homeowner to discuss the best system for his or her unique needs. For more information about our Tampa air conditioning services, call 866-796-4874 today, or browse our new AC models online. We look forward to helping keep your family cool for years to come.