Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Columbus|Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling

December 31, 2015

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, a lot of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess 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 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 critical 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 expected from your system. If you're uncertain about your current air conditioner's SEER, be sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the team member can help you figure out 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 out there now. What it means for you is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you break it down, the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the better chance you have for savings. Again, your air conditioner service team member can help you comprehend SEER better if you have any questions about your current system or what the difference is with newer air conditioners.

Of course there is more that is involved in 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 drastically affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to be certain that 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 call at 614-451-0846 or set up an appointment with us online.