Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Bakersfield|Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing12/31/2015 It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, the majority of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to take place next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had air conditioner service completed when the weather finally turns to being a constant temperature. Part of owning and using an air conditioner involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the product itself. One of the most important 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 expected from 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 possibly quite a bit lower than the air conditioners available today. 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 think about it, the higher the SEER rating, the greater the efficiency and the greater the potential for savings. Again, your air conditioner service technician 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 buying a new air conditioner or continuing with an annual air conditioner service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of keeping your home comfortable, so we wanted to make sure you got a closer 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 ring at 661-437-3499 or arrange an appointment with us online.