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Hey Ed, Do We Ever Try to Get Our Systems to Meet AHRI SEER2 Operating Efficiency?

In this edition of "Hey Ed," Ed talks about AHRI SEER2 operating efficiency.

Hey, Ed, do we ever try to get our systems to meet AHR SEER2, operating efficiency? I am 100% convinced that you asked me that question to get my IRA up, because it is a very simple answer, because the answer is no. For whatever reason, there are people out there right now that are talking about trying to get our systems to operate at these mythical efficiency ratings. And let’s not beat around the bush. I want to punch them in the neck, because it’s not something we do. When we do a proper design, one of the first things we do is manipulate the equipment’s performance to meet comfort requirements, to meet that sensible, to meet that latent, to have the airflow that makes it so that system does what we wanted to. So we are never going to try and meet some mythical seer rating that-- I don’t want to say it has nothing to do with our design, but it is not something that we design to. And that’s the way I see it.

Ed Janowiak is the Manager of HVAC Design Education at ACCA.

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