When summer comes along, most people want to cool down fast, but at the same time, they want to save as much money as possible. As a smart energy consumer, it’s your responsibility to know which product to buy. Learn more about the importance of knowing and comparing different energy efficiency ratios.
What is the Energy Efficiency Ratio of Room Air Conditioners?
Modern air conditioners have energy efficiency features that save energy and provide the maximum cooling output. Each product and manufacturer provide different levels of efficiency that are measured by the energy efficiency ratio (EER). This ratio is the amount of cooling output divided by the amount of energy input. The higher up the ratio is, the more energy efficient the air conditioner. The seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) measures this level of efficiency over a single cooling season. Once the EER numbers are calculated, homeowners can compare the different ratios to find the most energy efficient one. When indoor and outdoor temperatures increase, or the environment gets hotter, the EER decreases and becomes less efficient.
Tips to Select an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner
The SEER measures the level of energy efficiency over a cooling season, and the EER measures this level during a specific operating period. The comparison of both ratings is important when choosing an efficient product to buy and when choosing heating and cooling services in Ontario.
Relying on energy efficient ratings is not the only way to buy the right air conditioner. Practice good techniques to cut down on energy bills and maximize the output of your cooling system. At night, it’s recommended that homeowners turn their air conditioners off and turn off all unused appliances. Most systems have smart thermostats that turn these controls on and off at specified times.
The energy efficiency ratio determines how well your air conditioner cools and how much energy it consumes. This number is helpful when it’s time to install a new air conditioning unit. If you are looking for a new Air Conditioner, visit Aire One Heating and Cooling, with locations all over Ontario. Contact us today to speak with a representative.