Even with ever-changing weather, people in most of the country have gone through winter, even if only a little bit. Now it’s feeling warmer and it’s the perfect time to schedule air conditioner service so you’re ready for whatever this summer brings.
As an air conditioner owner, you should become familiar with 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 call. He or she can help you understand its rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
Older air conditioners generally have a significantly lower SEER than the high-efficiency 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 has potential to 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, all you have to do is ask your service technician.
Other things 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 how efficient your system is should be on the top of the list. At Lakeside Heating & Air, we’re always available to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 509-284-4265 or set up an appointment with us online.