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July 5, 2016
Trane AC unit installed in Providence, Rhode Island.

For Rhode Island residents who are getting their homes ready for the summer, the air conditioner is often the first point of focus. Rhode Island summers tend to be comfortable, but every year brings with it at least a handful of days that are so hot that it can be difficult to stand without AC. This being said, many people don’t realize that their AC units aren’t functioning properly and perhaps have not been for quite some time.

When was the last time you checked into your AC’s efficiency rating?

What is a SEER Rating?

While more and more homeowners are learning about what SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings mean for their cooling systems, the concept is not exactly understood universally. Essentially, SEER ratings refer to a unit’s cooling output divided by its total electricity usage—it’s a measure of how much cold air is being pushed through the home and how much you’re paying for this to happen. Higher SEER ratings are better and indicate that you’re paying less to cool your home. Lower SEER? You guessed it—you’re most likely throwing money out the window.

The Importance of Maintenance

The first thing that many homeowners who learn about SEER ratings tend to do is shop for the highest SEER cooling system they can find. While this is a step in the right direction, it overlooks the fact that even the best cooling systems must be properly sized and maintained in order to operate properly for many years to come. If you purchased a high-efficiency cooling unit just five years ago, for example, you can expect to lose 5% efficiency with each passing year that maintenance has been overlooked.

Why call on CARJON to maintain your AC unit? Here are just a few benefits that come along with regular servicing:

  • Boosted Indoor Comfort
  • Reduced Cooling Costs
  • Better Indoor Air Quality
  • A Safer Home Environment
  • Less Risk of Emergency Breakdown

Many homeowners who haven’t had their AC units serviced for years find that they can tell the difference immediately once the work is performed. If you’re looking to stay cool this summer, maintaining your current cooling system or installing a new, high-performance AC unit with a high SEER rating are the two most effective paths to take.

It’s time to take control of your indoor temperatures this summer with a high SEER cooling system, and the team of home performance professionals at CARJON is here to help. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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