What does SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) stand for?
This is a measure of equipment energy efficiency over the cooling season. It represents the total cooling of a central air conditioner or heat pump (in BTU) during the normal cooling season as compared to the total electric energy input (in watt-hours) consumed during the same period.
How often should maintenance be performed on air conditioning systems?
You should have a professional tune-up on your system at the beginning of each cooling season. Be sure to check filters as well.
What size air conditioning system or furnace do I need?
For the best possible results, you should always get an in-home evaluation. Due to many factors, your heating and cooling needs will vary. For example, the age and size of your home, the type of insulation and windows, and ductwork all determine the unit size you will need. After a complete evaluation and computer analysis, we will know what size equipment is right for your home.
Is it OK to oversize my air conditioning system?
No. Oversizing your air conditioning system would limit the system's ability to remove moisture from the home. Your house's temperature will drop quickly, but it will be damp. The leading cause of discomfort during the summer months is not the heat; it's the humidity!