Even with ever-changing weather, people in a lot of the country have experience with winter, even if only a little bit. Now the days are getting warmer and it’s a key time to schedule air conditioner service so you’re ready for everything this summer throws at you.
As an air conditioner owner, you should become familiar with your system, including its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER gives you a rating that indicates how efficient your air conditioner is. If you don’t know your current air conditioner’s SEER, ask your technician during your next air conditioner service call. He or she can help you figure out its rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
Older air conditioners usually have a much lower SEER than the more efficient air conditioners available now. A lower SEER probably means you’re wasting money on utility bills because of a less efficient system. An air conditioner with a higher SEER will be more efficient and should save you a significant amount of money in the long term. If you want more information about SEER or have questions about your air conditioner, be sure to ask your service technician.
Other considerations will decide if you should buy a new air conditioner or continue with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system, but knowing how efficient your system is should be on the top of the list. At H&C Heating and Cooling, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 301-960-3247 or set up an appointment with us online.