Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Greater Richmond|Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

December 31, 2015

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, a lot of the country has at least had a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make 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 critical tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is noted by a rating that tells you what type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're unsure about your current air conditioner's SEER, make sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the tech can help you determine 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 out there now. What it means for you is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to keep your home comfy. When you take a closer look at it, 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 to expect 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 drastically affect the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to make sure you got a clearer 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 shout at 804-302-6657 or schedule an appointment with us online.