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As of 2006, the United States requires that residential systems manufactured have a minimum SEER rating of 13.  Window box systems are exempted from this law and still have a SEER rating of 10.  The SEER rating only applies to the air conditioning-not the heating system.

SEER is the acronym for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.  The higher the SEER rating means the higher the energy savings will be. The average household has a heating and cooling bill of $1000 per year.  If you replace an air conditioning unit that is over 10 years old-you could see a reduction in your cooling cost by 30%.  Of course, the higher the SEER rating, the higher the cost of the equipment, however, the savings over a time period will make up for this.  Purchasing new equipment along with sealing the entire house and making sure your duct does not leak will definitely give you a sizeable savings on your energy bill.

It is critical that you have an experienced air conditioning technician size your air conditioner prior to installation.  Contrary to belief - a bigger system does not always cool better.  Over sizing or under sizing a unit can lead to poor operating efficiency.  Over sizing a unit causes the unit to cut off often which decreases the operating efficiency of the system and in Mississippi causes excessive moisture along with mold and mildew.

Once you make the choice to change your system to a high seer unit, you will need to take the following steps to continue to save on your energy expenses.
1.  Be sure all cracks in house are properly sealed.
2.  Be sure all ductwork is sealed at joints and insulated.
3.  Change your filters on a regular basis.
4.  Set up for a semi maintenance on your system.

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