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 guess what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had air conditioner service completed 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 product 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 lets you know about the type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're not sure about your current air conditioner's SEER, make sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the team member can help you figure out 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 year 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 better chance you have for savings. Again, your air conditioner service tech 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 is involved in your decision in picking a new air conditioner or staying with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be certain that you got a closer look at one of the more important considerations for air conditioners. If you are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 301-363-4699 or schedule an appointment with us online.