Even with unpredictable weather, people in much of the country have gone through winter, even if only a little bit. Now it’s feeling 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 learn everything you can about 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 visit. He or she can help you figure out its rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
Older air conditioners usually have a significantly lower SEER than the high-efficiency air conditioners offered today. 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 would like more information about SEER or have questions about your air conditioner, be sure to ask your service technician.
Other factors will help you decide whether to 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 very important. At Heartland Heating & Cooling, we’re here to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 515-344-3579 or set up an appointment with us online.