Sunday, April 08, 2007

Portable Air Conditioner Talk

Well, its been awhile since my last post. Hey, im busy - had a lot to do this winter but as winter ends and it warms up - the cooling season is here.

Message to consumer - order your cooling products early!

Remember last season? It was smoking hot and everyone was out of the best cooling products. dont make the same mistake this season. This is not a threat, its advice and if you remember last year, its good advice. Well for today, ill get into an important idea - EER. Nope, its not an error signal

Is the Higher EER Rating Worth the Extra Cost and what does EER Mean?

Each portable air conditioner has an energy-efficiency rating that lists how many BTUs per hour are used for each watt of power it draws. When discussing portable air conditioners, this rating is the Energy Efficiency Ratio, or EER. But, if you are talking about central air conditioners, it is the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, or SEER. These ratings are important and are are posted on an Energy Guide Label, which must be attached on all new air conditioners. The higher the EER rating the more efficient the portable air conditioner is - that means you save on energy costs!

Calculating EER The EER of an air conditioner is its British thermal units (BTU) rating over its wattage. This is just an example, if a 10,000-BTU air conditioner consumes 900 watts, its EER is 11 (10,000 BTU/900 watts). A higher EER means that the air conditioning unit is more efficient. However, normally a higher EER is accompanied by a higher price.

Hope this helps you out, asking your sales REP about EER is a good way to get started before your purchase

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