Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio - SEER Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 434.201 [Title 10 Energy; Chapter II Department of Energy; Subchapter D Energy Conservation; Part 434 Energy Code for New Federal Commercial and Multi-Family High Rise Residential Buildings; Subpart B Definitions], the term seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) means “the total cooling output of an air conditioner during its normal annual usage period for cooling, in Btu, divided by the total electric energy input during the same period, in watt-hours.”