Air Conditioner Service, SEER and What They Mean for You in Bakersfield|Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing12/31/2015 Even with erratic weather, people in much of the country have experience with winter, even if only a little bit. Now it’s getting warmer and it’s an important time to schedule air conditioner service so you’re ready for everything this summer throws at you. As an air conditioner owner, you should become familiar with your system, including its SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). SEER gives you a rating that indicates 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 visit. He or she can help you understand its rating. What Does SEER Mean for You? Older air conditioners generally have a considerably lower SEER than the more efficient air conditioners available now. A lower SEER means you could be wasting money on utility bills due to your system’s inefficiency. An air conditioner with a higher SEER will be more efficient and should save you a significant amount of money in the long term. If you need more information about SEER or have questions about your air conditioner, be sure to ask your service technician. Other things will affect your decision 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 very important. At Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we’re always available to answer any questions you have about air conditioners or air conditioner service. Give us a call at 661-437-3499 or set up an appointment with us online.