The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is how the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment is measured. The SEER is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. For example, a 3-ton unit may have a SEER efficiency rating of 15 to 25. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be. The SEER rating of any given unit can range anywhere from 13 to 17. Newer Units can get up to 28 SEER.
Your heating and cooling systems work incredibly hard to perform their functions for your home everyday. The constant stopping, starting and continual operation can wear down any machine if the proper care and maintenance is delayed. However, by performing regular maintenance, you can maximize the lifecycle of your heating or cooling unit and guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, rust, rot, soot, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice. You should have maintenance done on your system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and allow prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.
Standard filters work to keep your system and its ductwork clean. The filter rests between the main return duct and the blower cabinet and will improve dust and particle removal. Always choose a filter that matches your blower’s capacity. For optimum efficiency and filtration, A&H Electrical & Refrigeration, LLC recommends that you replace your filters at least once a month.
Filters do not really improve indoor air quality. To do that you need a Whole-Home Air Filtration System.