Know the Math and Save!
If you are doing some research before purchasing a new HVAC system, you have come to the right place! The SEER calculator is one of the main components that would help you choose the right HVAC system for your home needs.
The lowest or minimum SEER rating allowed in the state of Texas is 14 SEER. This requirement is dictated by the U.S. Department of Energy. Although 14 SEER is the minimum rating, the U.S. Department of Energy is already having discussions to increase that number and make the minimum rating to 16 SEER. This is due to the fast heat rise over the last 5 years.
In 2006, the average retail price for electricity was 10.40¢ per Kilowatt hour.1 By May 2018, that price increased to 13.15¢ per Kilowatt hour.2 That’s a 26.44% increase in your electricity costs!
With rates rising, how can you stay cool and comfortable in your home and spend less on utility costs? Your answer may rest with new, energy-efficient HVAC equipment and its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER.
Air conditioners and heat pumps are assigned a SEER rating related to the unit’s energy efficiency and performance for cooling. But what exactly is SEER, and why should it matter to you?
The following SEER calculator will help you understand an approximate amount of money that you could save once you install a new HVAC system. Type in the amount you pay per Kilowatt, the size of your current air conditioning system in Tons, and your current SEER rating (leave it at 10 if you do not know).