Common Questions about Heating and Air Conditioning Units
With the constant rising cost of living, energy efficiency is a common priority for most homeowners. That being said, improving the efficiency of your HVAC system can help reduce your household utility costs. To help keep your system running efficiently, we’ve answered some common HVAC questions our clients often have.
What does SEER & HSPF mean?
SEER refers to "seasonal energy efficient ratio" It is a ratio that calculates the cooling output of the system over an average cooling season and is divided by the total energy used. The higher the number the more efficient the unit.
HSPF refers to "heating seasonal performance factor"It is defined as the ratio of heat output (measured in BTUs) over the heating season to electricity used (measured in watt-hours). The higher the number the more efficient the unit. A rating of at least 10 is required to qualify for rebates.
Why is it important that I change the filters frequently?
Keeping the filters clean will help your air conditioner or heater operate at its peak performance. It assures your unit has optimal airflow and improves the indoor air quality.