Q:WHAT IS THE SEER RATING?
A: The efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment is tested using the SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio). In comparison to comparable systems, the SEER indicates how much cooling your system will provide per dollar spent on electricity. A 3-ton unit, for example, can have a SEER efficiency rating of 13, 14, or 15. The SEER rating indicates how efficient the system is. A SEER rating of 13 to 21 can be found on every specific unit.
Q:WHY IS MY DEALER'S QUOTE DIFFERENT FROM THE SEER RATING ON THE ENERGY GUIDE?
A: A notional SEER value is assigned to each split system cooling unit. This rating can be raised by upgrading an indoor unit from the same series. A system's SEER rating is determined by the mix of installed equipment in the property. The total rating is influenced by both the external (heat pump or air conditioner) and indoor (cooling coil and furnace, or air handler) equipment.
Q:Why do I require HVAC repair on a regular (or preventative) basis?
A: Care and maintenance are essential for keeping these systems in top shape. You may extend the life of your heating and cooling devices by scheduling regular maintenance. Leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires, and corroded electrical contacts can be discovered during preventive maintenance inspections.
Q: What equipment has to be maintained on a regular (or preventative) basis?