Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in New Castle|Central Heating & Plumbing

December 31, 2015

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

Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the air conditioner itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is denoted as a rating that lets you know about the type of efficiency you can expect out of your system. If you're uncertain about your current air conditioner's SEER, make sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the technician 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 created today. What it means for you is that with every passing winter you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you break it down, the better the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the greater chance for an increase in savings. Again, your air conditioner service technician can help you comprehend 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 factors in to your decision in choosing a new air conditioner or continuing 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 make sure you got a better look at one of the more important considerations for air conditioners. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 724-401-1843 or arrange an appointment with us online.