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FAQ-Residential Air Conditioning Information


This is a short list of our most frequently asked questions (faq). If you have a question and answer that is not asked and answered on these pages, please contact us by submitted to your Ask the Expert box.

What equipment requires preventative maintenance?

At least once a year heat pumps and air conditioners require a professional maintenance. Heat pumps and air conditioning unit inspections should also include inspections of the fan, compressor, indoor coils, outdoor coils, line kits and refrigerant lines.

What is the SEER Rating?

The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) is how the efficiency of your heating and cooling equipment is measured. The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio is the amount of cooling your system will deliver per dollar spent on electricity, as compared to other systems. The higher the SEER the more efficient the system will be.

Why should I have regular preventative maintenance? 

Your air conditioning systems work extremely hard to perform their functions for your home all year long. The constant stopping and starting of your air conditioning system can wear down any machine. especially when the proper care and maintenance has delayed.

Performing regular maintenance can maximize the life cycle of your air conditioning unit. As well as guard against many common equipment failures. Preventive maintenance inspections performed on a regular basis can uncover leaks, frayed wires and corroded electrical contacts that the naked eye may not notice.

You should have maintenance done on your air conditioning system regularly to ensure maximum efficiency and prevent possible problems that may occur in the near future.

What are the benefits of having a Smithco Service Maintenance Agreement?

  • Maintains safe operation of your system
  • Increases energy efficiency
  • Extended equipment lifespan
  • Improve system performance
  • Helps prevent inconvenient and costly breakdowns