EER VS SEER: How to Use EER and SEER to Compare AC Units

EER VS SEER: How to Use EER and SEER to Compare AC Units

Find out what EER and SEER ratings mean, what they measure, and how you can use both of them to make better climate control decisions for you and your family!

We often get asked questions about SEER ratings, but those that have done a little research know that EER is also a valuable means of measuring an air conditioner's efficiency.

Which leads one to ask the question, when looking at the Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) vs. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which do you choose?

Those who read our articles regularly know that we are a national home services brand headquartered in Canada. We pride ourselves on giving people honest, straight answers to their questions. In short, we are unbiased.

But when it comes to EER ratings vs. SEER ratings, there are some particular instances to use each.

Both SEER and EER ratings are measurements of an air conditioner's energy efficiency.

They are given a value ranging from around 8 (such as SEER 8) and 30 (such as EER 16). The higher an air conditioner's SEER or EER rating, the more energy-efficient the unit.

In this article, we will explain what EER is, what SEER is, and finally, when to use EER vs. SEER ratings.

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