Understanding SEER | You don’t need a seersucker suit to stay cool

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seer Wearing a seersucker suit isn’t the most fashionable way to keep cool, but men wore the all-cotton fabric for decades as an alternative for wool suits.

Seersucker suits used to be an excellent way to stay cool when air conditioning was nonexistent or more uncommon than it is today. But, you can leave your seersucker suit in the closet this summer. Learn how to choose the most efficient air conditioner for your home.

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER)

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, commonly referred to as SEER, measures the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner. It’s often compared to gas mileage. A car with a higher gas mileage runs more efficiently. Similarly, an air conditioner with a SEER rating is more efficient. However, a SEER rating is a maximum rating.

Understanding key terms will help you work with your HVAC contractor to choose the most efficient air conditioner for your home. Proper sizing of your air conditioner should only be done by a trained and certified contractor. Now keep your seersucker suit in the closet!

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3 thoughts on “Understanding SEER | You don’t need a seersucker suit to stay cool

  1. I agree with previous comment — only your reply clarified if higher seer is better. But the reference to “proper sizing” implies a relationship to the other factors. Is a lower seer actually more efficient with a smaller unit ? What other factors should be considered?

  2. It was NOT helpful! There is no explanation of what SEER is. Just some vague gibberish. What is low and high?
    How dose it pertain to the AC? What are the key terms? How do I use this gibberish in choosing and picking what I need in in AC?

    • SEER stands for seaonsal energy efficiency ratio. The higher the number the better the effciency. So a 10seer is less efficient than a 17 see. They dont make 10 deer any more just a refrence.

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