It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had air conditioner service scheduled when the weather finally turns to being a reliable temperature.
Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves some 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 recognized as a rating that tells you what 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 tech can help you figure out it's rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
If you have an older air conditioner, your SEER is possibly 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 break it down, the greater 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 understand 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 impact the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be sure you got a clearer look at one of the more important considerations for air conditioners. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 319-208-3295 or schedule an appointment with us online.