It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the 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 take place 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 reliable temperature.
Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the air conditioner itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is recognized as a rating that informs you of the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're uncertain about your current air conditioner's SEER, be sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the technician can help you learn it's rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
If you have an older air conditioner, your SEER is probably quite a bit lower than the air conditioners available today. What that means is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you think about it, the better the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the better chance you have for savings. Again, your air conditioner service team member can help you understand SEER better if you have any questions about your current system or what you can get from newer air conditioners.
Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in choosing a new air conditioner or continuing with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to make sure you got a clearer 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 call at 505-445-1250 or set up an appointment with us online.