A/C Maintenance Ensures Efficiency and Comfort

Having your air conditioning system regularly maintained is essential to your home’s level of comfort. If your A/C unit isn’t running to the best of its abilities, then it could be consuming more energy than necessary without providing the comfort you count on. Maintaining your home’s HVAC system is just as important as keeping up with maintenance on your automobile.

Integrity Comfort Systems can make sure your A/C unit and other HVAC systems continue to run smoothly and efficiently. We’re proud to provide top-rated A/C service, maintenance, and new system installation. Below are a few items our technicians do during a maintenance visit:

  • Clean indoor and outdoor coils
  • Maintain refrigerant levels
  • Ensure maximum air circulation

Choosing a New Air Conditioning System

When it’s time for a new A/C system, Integrity Comfort Systems can provide you with energy-efficient options. By providing industry-leading Ruud equipment, we can make sure your home stays comfortable and your utility bills stay low. We offer Ruud solutions for your heating and cooling because of their top-quality, innovative products that utilize the latest technology, function dependably, and come with great warranties and excellent service and support. We believe Rudd HVAC equipment offers a degree of comfort other brands of HVAC equipment struggle to match.

What do good central A/C units have in common?

The best A/C units are efficient, operating on minimal electricity to keep your utility bills down. They provide steady, dependable performance year after year when properly maintained. Good systems are quiet, long-lasting, and don’t require as much maintenance service.

How can I be sure my A/C unit is the right size?

Obviously, an air conditioner that’s too small won’t keep your home sufficiently cool. But what many don’t realize is that an oversized A/C system will cycle (turn on and off) more than necessary, wasting expensive energy and possibly putting undue strain on the compressor.

Integrity Comfort Systems will determine the optimal size for your home by making a careful study of your cooling requirements. When making our recommendation, we examine a wide range of factors specific to your home, including your window dimensions and sun exposure, floor space, insulation, local climate, your heat-generating appliances, the direction your home faces, and even the amount of your home’s exterior that is shaded by trees.

To help your purchasing decisions, Integrity Comfort Systems can specify the cooling capacity of the system in either Btu/h (British thermal units of heat removed per hour) or refrigeration tons (one ton being equal to 12,000 Btu/h).

Which air conditioners are energy efficient?

Much like automobile manufacturers, today’s air conditioner manufacturers are required by law to evaluate and rate their equipment according to its energy efficiency. This rating is known in the industry as a SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. The higher the SEER, the more energy-efficient the equipment.

Most new homes with central air come equipped with a standard builder’s model. However, when replacement becomes necessary, property owners can upgrade their air conditioning by specifying a more energy-efficient system.

High SEER models are generally more expensive, but they can easily make up the difference by reducing your home energy bills over the long run.

Are some air conditioners more durable than others?

The compressor is the heart of a condensing unit. On a hot day, it works long and hard. The Ruud A/C units we offer use a highly advanced scroll compressor. Scroll compressors are recognized by the industry as the leader in reliability, efficiency, and quiet operation. So, long story short: yes, and the Ruud A/C units we sell are among the most durable. Other features to look for in your next air conditioner include louvered steel cabinets that protect the coils from damage and expensive repair bills.

With some condensing units, the fan can be another source of bothersome noise. Ruud units have a grill design that minimizes air restriction for quieter fan operation.