It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had air conditioner service done when the weather finally flips the switch to being a consistent 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 critical tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is denoted as a rating that informs you of the type of efficiency you'll get from 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 created today. What it boils down to is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel which then is 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 tech can help you comprehend SEER better if you have any questions about your current system or what the difference is with newer air conditioners.
Of course there is more that factors in to your decision in buying a new air conditioner or staying with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be certain that 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 shout at 479-308-8176 or arrange an appointment with us online.