It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had air conditioner service completed when the weather finally flips the switch to being a constant temperature.
Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is denoted as a rating that tells you what type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're not sure about your current air conditioner's SEER, be sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the team member can help you determine it's rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
If you have an older air conditioner, your SEER is likely quite a bit lower than the air conditioners out there now. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you break it down, the better the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the greater chance for an increase in savings. Again, your air conditioner service technician can help you grasp the concept of SEER better if you have any questions about your current system or what to expect from newer air conditioners.
Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in buying a new air conditioner or sticking to an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for air conditioners. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 928-244-8840 or arrange an appointment with us online.