SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) is a measure of the efficiency of air conditioning systems, including portable HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) units.
- It is a rating system that describes the cooling output of an air conditioner compared to the amount of electricity it uses.
These ratings are a way to compare the energy efficiency of different air conditioning systems and are an important consideration when choosing a portable HVAC system. SEER ratings range from 12 to 24, with higher ratings indicating greater efficiency. The rating of a portable HVAC system is determined by measuring the amount of cooling output it produces over a cooling season, divided by the amount of energy it uses during that time. The resulting number is the SEER rating. A higher rating means that the portable HVAC system is more energy-efficient and can save you money on your energy bills. However, a higher rating may also mean a higher initial cost for the unit. It is important to weigh the initial cost against the long-term savings in energy costs when considering the purchase of a portable HVAC system. In addition to ratings, portable HVAC systems may also have other efficiency ratings, such as EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio), which measures the cooling output of the system compared to the energy used at a specific outdoor temperature, or HSPF (heating Seasonal Performance Factor), which measures the efficiency of the system’s heating output. Overall, SEER ratings are an important factor to consider when selecting a portable HVAC system. Higher ratings can provide better energy efficiency and ultimately cost savings over time, but the initial cost of a more efficient unit may be higher.