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SEER and Energy Star

The federal government began the Energy Star program as a way to identify energy-efficient products.  Currently, for a condensing unit to meet Energy Star requirements it must be rated 14 SEER or [...]

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SEER and Cost

The more efficient a condensing unit is, the more it is likely to cost.  As a rough estimate, with every 1 point increase in SEER, the unit will go up in cost by 8-10%, all else being equal [...]

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What is SEER?

Every condensing unit, the core component of a central air condtioning or heat pump system, is given a SEER rating which is a measurement of its energy efficiency.  The SEER rating is short for [...]