Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Auburn|Forster Heating

December 31, 2015

It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, most 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 done when the weather finally flips the switch to being a reliable temperature.

Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the air conditioner itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is denoted as a rating that informs you of the type of efficiency expected from your system. If you're unsure 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 determine 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 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 tech can help you grasp the concept of SEER better if you have any questions about your current system or what you can get from newer air conditioners.

Of course there is more that factors in to 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 make sure 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 shout at 530-885-8081 or arrange an appointment with us online.