Even with erratic weather, people in much of the country have experienced 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 anything 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 usually have a considerably lower SEER than the more efficient air conditioners offered today. 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 potentially save you a significant amount of money in the long term. If you need more information about SEER or have questions about your air conditioner, all you have to do is ask your service technician.
Other things 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 Three Rivers Heating & Cooling, we’re always available to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 503-213-4433 or set up an appointment with us online.