Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in McMurray|Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

December 31, 2015

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to be sure that you've had air conditioner service done when the weather finally turns to being a constant temperature.

Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves some familiarization and understanding of the system 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 you'll get from your system. If you're not sure about your current air conditioner's SEER, don't forget to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the tech can help you learn it's rating.


What Does SEER Mean for You?

If you have an older air conditioner, your SEER is probably quite a bit lower than the air conditioners available today. What that means is that with every passing season 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 better chance you have for savings. Again, your air conditioner service technician 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 goes in to your decision in buying a new air conditioner or continuing with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be 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 724-370-0141 or set up an appointment with us online.