Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in San Jose|American HVAC Inc

December 31, 2015

It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, the majority of the country has at least dealt with a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to figure out what's going to occur next with the weather, it's important to make certain 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 some familiarization and understanding of the air conditioner itself. One of the most important tidbits to know is your air conditioner's SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER is denoted as a rating that tells you what type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're not sure about your current air conditioner's SEER, be sure to ask during your next air conditioner service appointment and the tech can help you learn 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 that means is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that's 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 chance for an increase in savings. Again, your air conditioner service tech can help you grasp the concept of 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 picking a new air conditioner or sticking to an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can severely impact 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 shout at 408-215-1018 or arrange an appointment with us online.