A Spotlight on the Dave Lennox Signature Collection SL18XP1 Heat Pump

Posted: 2019-03-05

If you are in the market for a new HVAC system, you might be wondering what specific equipment will best meet your home’s needs — something that gives you both flexibility and functionality minus the hefty price tag.

This article discusses why a heat pump can be just what you’re looking for.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your friendly HVAC company in North Oaks MN that offers all kinds of home comfort systems, including heat pumps.

What is a heat pump and how does it work?

A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from a colder area to a hotter area by using mechanical energy. Instead of making heat, a heat pump pulls it from the outside. Your refrigerator is a good example of a one-way heat pump. It removes heat from the air inside the refrigerator and transfers it to the coils on the outside of the refrigerator.

With a heat pump, you have a new way to heat or cool your home with minimal equipment and lower utility costs.

Since a heat pump does not create heat or cold air (it just moves it from one place to another), it gives you greater energy-efficiency. In the winter, a heat pump extracts the heat from the outside and moves it to the inside. Interestingly, there is still some heat in the air even if the temperature goes sub-zero. When it’s hot outside, it functions the same way a refrigerator does and removes the heat from the inside.

Features of the Dave Lennox 

Signature® Collection SL18XP1 Heat Pump

This heat pump is ENERGY STAR® certified and is designated as one of the Most Efficient products in 2017. ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the U.S. Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

With an efficiency rating of up to 18.50 SEER / 10.20 HSPF, this product can save you hundreds of dollars each year, compared to a standard heat pump.

Its SunSource® Solar-Ready option allows you to add solar modules and create a solar powered system that generates electricity for your heat pump and more.

Federal, state and local tax rebates and incentives may be available with a SunSource solar installation.

SilentComfort® technology delivers sounds levels as low as 67 dB, providing the ultimate in quiet, consistent heating and cooling.

SilentComfort® Outdoor Fan Motor with Composite Fan Blades provides extremely reliable starting and running performance, even under the harshest outdoor conditions.

When installed with the easy-to-use programmable iComfort Wi-Fi® Touchscreen Thermostat, Its iComfort®-enabled technology allows the SL18XP1 to exchange information and make adjustments as needed to optimize performance and efficiency.

The SL18XP1’s dual-fuel capability can be combined with a gas furnace to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs.

Lennox Quantum Coil is engineered and extensively tested in coastal areas to offer superior corrosion resistance in the harshest environments.

High-efficiency outdoor coil provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation.

Its precision-molded compressor sound cover minimizes operating sounds.

IntelliFrost® Defrost Control helps prevent freezing and icing of the fan blade to ensure reliable operation.

It has a PermaGuard Cabinet, which is a heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction, louver coil guard, baked-on powder finish and durable zinc-coated steel base provides long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.

SmartHinge louver design allows quick, easy access to interior components from all sides for cleaning and maintenance. It protects coils from damage and provides a clean appearance.

Renewable energy resource delivers environmental benefits when upgraded to a SunSource® Home Energy System that turns solar energy into electricity for your home.

Its chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll.

Ask the Experts in Home Comfort

If you have additional queries on heat pumps, call Four Seasons Air Specialists, your trusted White Bear heating and air conditioning contractor.