SEER, short of Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, basically talks about the rating program used to determine A/C equipment efficiency.
The “ratio” describes the cooling output of your air conditioner equipment throughout a typical cooling season divided by the AC’s energy usage.
The most sizable differences between a 16 SEER plus a 14 SEER AC are the costs upfront, comfort levels, plus monthly energy savings. Typically, an air conditioner machine with a 16 SEER rating provides improved dehumidification, more uniform cooling through your property, plus can more precisely achieve the set temperature than an AC with a 14 SEER rating. This is because higher SEER units come with either a multiple-stage or variable-speed technology. This technology basically allows your air conditioner equipment to precisely adjust its cooling output to match your cooling requirements at any particular time. They’re pretty much designed to run at lower speeds for longer, enabling them to provide better comfort levels to your property. Running longer may seem somewhat wasteful, however it’s consuming less energy by operating at much lower speeds. Besides, longer cycles allow your a/c equipment to eliminate more moisture from your air plus provide uniform hot plus cold temperatures all through your property. On the other hand, several 14-SEER air conditioner units utilize single-stage technology, which pretty much means your AC can only cool under a single speed; full blast. Single-stage systems are not actually capable of providing similar comfort levels as 16 SEER ACs as they cool your property in short bursts, resulting in uneven hot plus cold temperatures plus far less dehumidification. If you can afford it, go for 16 SEER AC equipment.