Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Columbia|Watts Electric & A/C Inc

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 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 flips the switch to being a constant temperature.

Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is noted by a rating that informs you of the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're uncertain about your current air conditioner's SEER, don't forget to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the technician can help you learn it's rating.


What Does SEER Mean for You?

If you have an older air conditioner, your SEER is possibly quite a bit lower than the air conditioners created today. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you think about it, the better the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the greater the potential for savings. Again, your air conditioner service team member can help you grasp the concept of SEER better if you have any questions about your current system or what to expect from newer air conditioners.

Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in choosing a new air conditioner or staying with 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 sure you got a clearer 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 601-736-7362 or set up an appointment with us online.