Even with erratic weather, people in a lot 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 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 appointment. He or she can help you understand its rating.
What Does SEER Mean for You?
Older air conditioners many times have a significantly lower SEER than the high-efficiency air conditioners we offer 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 want 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 how efficient your system is should be on the top of the list. At Lanz Furnace and Fireplace, we’re here to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 608-291-3606 or set up an appointment with us online.