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Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in the Bay Area|Contra Costa Heating & AC

December 31, 2015

Even with erratic weather, people in most of the country have gone through winter, even if only a little bit. Now the days are getting warmer and it’s the perfect time to schedule air conditioner service so you’re ready for anything this summer brings.

As an air conditioner owner, you should learn about your system, including its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER tells you how efficient your air conditioner is. If you don’t know your current air conditioner’s SEER, ask your technician during your next air conditioner service appointment. He or she can help you understand its rating.


What Does SEER Mean for You?

Older air conditioners usually have a significantly lower SEER than the high-efficiency air conditioners available now. A lower SEER likely means you’re wasting money on utility bills because of a less efficient system. An air conditioner with a higher SEER will be more efficient and potentially save you a significant amount of money in the long term. If you want more information about SEER or have questions about your air conditioner, just ask your service technician.

Other things will help you decide whether to buy a new air conditioner or continue with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system, but knowing your system’s efficiency is key. At Contra Costa Heating & AC, we’re happy to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 510-343-9841 or set up an appointment with us online.