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Heat Pump Victoria – why DIY is super-efficient.

Need to install a heat pump in Victoria? Let’s start with a definition. SEER stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, which is formulated through dividing the system’s cooling output (measured in BTUs, or British Thermal Units) during a typical cooling season by the input of electrical energy (measured in watt hours) during this season.

Installing a heat pump in Victoria will offer more benefits.

It’s easy to install a heat pump in Victoria – so let’s make it even easier to understand. If this sounds pretty confusing, don’t worry. SEER simply indicates how efficient a unit is. The less energy used by a unit when cooling a space down, the higher its SEER will be. The higher the SEER, the more efficient the unit.

The place you live can also affect your decision to get a high SEER A/C unit. The savings of a high SEER A/C unit located in Victoria will be much higher than the savings of a high SEER A/C system in Yellow Knife. If you live in a hotter climate, purchasing a high SEER system will be more worth it.

It’s also very important to make sure that your condenser and your air handler are appropriately matched when it comes to SEER. A mismatched system, which means that the SEER of the air handler and condenser are different, will compromise savings. If your condenser’s SEER is 20 and your air handler’s SEER is less, your condenser will not be able to perform to its full potential, and your air handler may undergo unnecessary stress.

Installing a heat pump in Victoria – what is a good SEER?

When it comes to central systems, a good SEER rating hovers around 14, and a great SEER rating can be up to and above 20. Our 12k BTU DIY ductless mini-split achieves a 22 SEER rating. If you’ve been hanging onto your old A/C system for a while, there’s a chance that its SEER rating has diminished due to wear and tear, so it might be a good idea to switch to a higher SEER system and watch the energy savings roll in.

Hopefully the concept of the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio has been at least slightly cleared up for you. If you’re more of a visual learner, you might find this video helpful, too!

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