Selecting Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Efficiency
As much as half of your annual utility bills can be spent on heating and cooling your home. You can save money on your electric bills while enjoying the same level of comfort by selecting an air conditioner or heat pump with a high efficiency rating.
Air conditioners and heat pumps have an efficiency rating called SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). The higher the SEER number, the more electrically efficient the unit is. Higher efficiency air conditioners and heat pumps produce the same amount of cooling as lower efficiency units of the same size, while saving you money by using less electricity.
If you currently have an air conditioner or heat pump and would like to know what efficiency SEER you have, you can use this Efficiency Estimator Tool to find out.
We have several different SEER ratings for you to select from for your air conditioner or heat pump, from 13 SEER up to 18 SEER. The higher the SEER, the higher the initial investment cost of the equipment, but the lower the operating cost. Which SEER unit you decide to install is up to you. To help you select, you can use our Operating Cost Calculator to see how much you might save in operating costs by comparing different SEER units for your particular home.
All air conditioners and heat pumps are shipped from the factory with an EnergyGuide sticker which lists the official SEER rating. This rating is in accordance with standard US government testing.
Higher efficiency units may be ENERGY STAR® qualified. If a product has earned the ENERGY STAR, they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and US Department of Energy. These products offer the same level of performance and features, and may be able to reduce utility bills due to lower energy consumption.