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What Do the Air Conditioner Ratings Mean?

Air conditioner ratings can measure your system’s energy efficiency and cooling capacity. Our technicians can assess your cooling needs and design the right AC for your home. Here are some air conditioner ratings and what they mean:

BTU: British Thermal Units Rating

British Thermal Units (BTU) ratings indicate the cooling capacity of your air conditioner. BTU shows you how much energy your AC utilizes to remove heat from your home within an hour. British Thermal Units rating is a metric that helps you determine the kind of AC you need, depending on the size of your home.

If you’re looking for air conditioner installation services, our technicians can install an AC with the right BTU for your residence. With the wrong BTU rating, your air conditioner can strain to cool your home. Your cooling system can suffer premature damage due to the pressure.

EER: Energy Efficiency Ratio Rating

Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) rating shows how energy efficient your air conditioner is. Experts calculate the EER rating by dividing the cooling capacity in British Thermal Units per hour (BTU/h) by the power input in watts. When the EER rating is high, it means your air conditioner is energy efficient.

A high EER rating means your AC can use less energy to cool the room. With an energy-efficient air conditioner, you can save power since your AC doesn’t strain to cool your home. During air conditioner installation, our technicians can suggest a cooling system with a higher EER rating to help you conserve energy.

SEER: Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio Rating

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating measures the efficiency of your air conditioner for an entire cooling season. The formula for calculating SEER is dividing the cooling output during summer by the energy used during summer. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your AC is.

Seasonal energy efficiency ratio rating can differ depending on your geographical location. Some regions might need higher SEER ratings because they have longer seasons. Other regions have shorter summers, meaning they require a minimum SEER rating. Our qualified technicians can assess this factor before installing an air conditioner in your residence.

Choosing the Right AC System for Your Home

Knowing the size of your home can determine the EER, SEER, and BTU ratings to choose for your AC. Our experienced technicians can measure your home’s square footage to know the size. With smaller square footage, you need minimum cooling capacity compared to a large room.

A properly-sized AC performs optimally, minimizing wastage and high energy bills. You can choose some of our air conditioners with sleep mode features that operate efficiently and regulate temperatures for comfort.

Get Quality Air Conditioner Installation

Your air conditioner should have proper EER, BTU, and SEER ratings to boost performance and energy efficiency. At Mainstream Heating and Cooling, we can design an air conditioner that cools your home evenly. Our experienced technicians can review your cooling needs and install the right air conditioner. Request a free estimate today.