Shouldn't an 18 SEER heat pump be warmer than a 14?
I replaced my Trane 14 SEER w/ single speed fan with a Trane 18 SEER w/ two speed fan. It doesn't have any trouble holding setpoint on cold days and seems to run less than the old unit. Yet the air is noticeably cooler. I thought a higher SEER unit would get even more heat out of the air.
- STEVEN FLv 710 months ago
SEER refers to energy efficiency. It has NOTHING to do with temperature.
- oil field trashLv 710 months ago
No. The SEER number just tells you how efficient a given system is at producing a specific amount of heat or cooling. The thermostat determines how warm or cold the house is.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 710 months ago
not true. the higher SEER is more efficient, not necessarily more powerful. 18 SEER units have the ability to run at two speeds [or continuously variable -- not sure about TRANE name brand] ... could be it has only had to run at low speed so farSource(s): grampa
- Anonymous10 months ago
The SEER is a measure of energy efficiency. It has nothing to do with making the room hotter or cooler. A higher SEER only means a lower energy bill.
Thermostat might have an issue or not calibrated properly. Get a digital thermometer and check the room temperature and compare it to what is showing on the thermostat.