Are you curious to know if your HVAC system is running efficiently? The best way to determine this is to check the SEER rating of your system. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a measure of the efficiency of your air conditioning unit. The higher the SEER rating, the more energy-efficient your system is. Energy Star appliances have a high efficiency rating of up to 25 SEER.
If your system is more than a decade old, it will most likely have a rating between 5 and 12 SEER. Upgrading from 10 SEER to 16 SEER can help you save up to 40% on utility bills. If you're feeling damp and sticky indoors, even with the air conditioner running, it could be an indication that your system isn't functioning properly. In Norcross, humidity levels can reach 80%, so it's essential to keep your air conditioner in good condition.
The EPA recommends keeping humidity levels between 30% and 50%. Modern air conditioning units tend to last longer than older models. Newer appliances have features that enable them to work more efficiently and last longer. If your air conditioner has been needing frequent repairs in the last two years of its life, it's likely that there are systemic problems.
Technicians can clean the intricate parts of your air conditioning unit during maintenance to restore its performance.