Three Common A/C FAQs and Answers
Curious about your air conditioning? We don’t blame you! Information about cooling services and the machines they work on is few and far between, and homeowners don’t exactly walk around swapping facts about a system they so often take for granted. Luckily, Furnace Doctors, your Saint Paul Park team of HVAC contractors, has the answers to a few of your burning cooling system questions below.
1. How Long Should My Air Conditioner Last?
That all depends! The lifetime on your air conditioner is subject to quite a few conditions, including
● If you have an HVAC maintenance plan or not
● How well your A/C maintenance company does its work
● How much your air conditioning is used
● How well your home is insulated
Generally speaking, your A/C unit can last up to 20 years, though some estimates range as low as 10 and as high as 25. Only a provider of air conditioning services can assess how much life your individual appliance has left in it, so if you’re at all worried, make plans with your HVAC contractor today.
2. What Is an A/C Unit’s SEER?
Though it sounds like the word “sear,” it has little to do with heat! SEER is an acronym that stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio.
SEER is found by dividing a unit’s seasonal cooling output by how much energy it uses. A higher number means better energy efficiency, which leads to lower bills for you.
However, just because you’ve got an A/C unit with a high SEER doesn’t mean it doesn’t need service! This ratio describes the appliance at its maximum efficiency – it doesn’t account for things like poorly maintained hardware that might decrease it.
3. How Can I Reduce My Cooling Costs?
You’ve probably heard the obvious answers: open a window, go swimming to cool down, the like. We’re here with something less-than-obvious: investing in an A/C maintenance plan from Furnace Doctors. With annual preventative maintenance, priority scheduling, and 15% off additional repairs, you can ensure your unit is functioning at its full SEER potential.
Contact Furnace Doctors Today for A/C Maintenance and More
Serving Saint Paul Park and beyond, we’re your one-stop HVAC shop if you’re looking for punctual, quality care or a top-of-the-line maintenance plan for furnaces and A/C units. Keep your home comfortable all year long, and drop us a line today at 651-789-3082.