It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the 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 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 some familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is noted by a rating that tells you what type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're uncertain about your current air conditioner's SEER, don't forget 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 available today. What that means is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you break it down, the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the better chance you have for 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 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 greatly affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be sure you got a closer 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 309-517-7511 or arrange an appointment with us online.