SEER Ratings

SEER Ratings & Your AC

In the average home or business, heating and cooling account for more than half of the energy used. An energy-efficient system could save you money while still keeping everyone comfortable. Gordon's Heating & Air, your local Bryant® dealer, offers a variety of heating and cooling devices with a wide range of efficiency ratings. We can help you pick one that best suits your budget and the building’s size, occupancy and usage.

It Takes Energy-Efficient Equipment to Save on Heating & Cooling Costs

Energy-efficient heating and cooling systems make comfort more affordable. Understanding efficiency ratings is an important first step toward choosing the system that is best for you.


If you have an older furnace, you could save money on your heating bill by investing in a newer, higher-efficiency model. Begin looking at the AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) rating:

  • Standard measurement of efficiency for furnaces powered by gas or oil
  • Tells you how much of your fuel is used to heat your home and how much is wasted
  • The higher the rating, the greater the efficiency
  • Bryant® offers a line of furnaces with AFUE ratings of up to 98.3 percent
SEER Ratings

Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps

Upgrading to high-efficiency heat pumps and air conditioners requires an initial investment, but you will get payback in the form of lower annual utility bills.To compare products, look for two numbers: SEER rating for cooling, and if you're considering a heat pump, HSPF for heating.

SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio)
  • Standard measurement of efficiency for the cooling process of air conditioners and heat pumps
  • The higher the number, the greater the efficiency
  • Bryant® offers a line of air conditioners with SEER ratings of up to 20.5
HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor)
  • Standard measurement of the efficiency of the heating mode of heat pumps
  • The higher the number, the greater the efficiency
  • Minimum required HSPF rating is 7.7
  • Bryant® offers heat pumps with HSPF ratings up to 13.0

Matching Parts of Your System for Optimum Efficiency

Another factor that affects the efficiency of your system is whether the indoor coil (also called an evaporator coil) closely matches the current air conditioner unit or heat pump. To maximize SEER and HSPF ratings after replacing your system, consider replacing the indoor coil as well.