September is an ideal month to have your unit’s efficiency checked out. If you need to have a new unit installed, this gives you months to choose the right options for your home.
Fall is right around the corner, and for residents of Genesee County that means cooler temperatures are near! Cooler temperatures means that now is the time to have your air conditioning unit checked out to see if your air conditioning unit has been running efficiently.
So, how do we check air conditioner efficiency?
Air Conditioner Efficiency is rated by the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio or SEER. The U.S. Department of Energy says that an efficient air conditioner should have a minimum SEER rating of 13. In the United States, older air conditioning units typically have a SEER rating of around 6. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient and cost saving your unit is. A new air conditioning unit with a SEER rating of 16 could save you over $400 a year when compared to an older model.
If you have a newer air conditioning unit and the SEER rating is low, it typically means that the unit needs to be repaired. You can make your air conditioning unit more efficient! Things like a duct leak or other maintenance issues can cause your unit to be not as efficient.
So what are your options?
Call Holland Heating and Cooling to schedule an tune-up or replacement so you keep top air conditioner efficiency. We offer service tune-up plans or our standard equipment tune-up is always $99. Ask the technician about having your whole system (including the ductwork) checked to make sure that it is running as efficiently as possible. If you need an air conditioner replacement, with cooler temperatures near, this gives you time to research the type of unit that would be best for your home.