Even with erratic weather, people in most 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 comes with.
As an air conditioner owner, you should learn about your system, including its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER tells you 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 appointment. He or she can help you determine its rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
Older air conditioners generally have a significantly lower SEER than the highly efficient air conditioners available now. A lower SEER likely means you’re wasting money on utility bills due to a less efficient system. An air conditioner with a higher SEER will be more efficient and should save you a lot of money in the long term. If you would like more information about SEER or have questions about your air conditioner, just 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 your system’s efficiency is key. At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we’re always available to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 515-207-6569 or set up an appointment with us online.