It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, the majority of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had air conditioner service scheduled when the weather finally flips the switch to being a consistent temperature.
Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a 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 lets you know about the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're not sure about your current air conditioner's SEER, don't forget to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the technician can help you figure out 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 it means for you 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 higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the greater the potential for savings. Again, your air conditioner service technician can help you grasp the concept of 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 choosing a new air conditioner or staying with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit 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 want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a shout at 308-624-3485 or arrange an appointment with us online.