Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Lexington|James Heating & A/C, Inc

December 31, 2015

It's safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had air conditioner service scheduled when the weather finally switches to being a reliable temperature.

Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is recognized as a rating that lets you know about the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're unsure about your current air conditioner's SEER, don't forget to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the team member can help you determine it's rating.


What Does SEER Mean for You?

If you have an older air conditioner, your SEER is likely quite a bit lower than the air conditioners available today. What it means for you 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 greater the potential for savings. Again, your air conditioner service tech can help you understand 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 sticking to an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be certain that you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for air conditioners. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment with us online.