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Humidity and the Lennox Elite Series EL16XC1 Air Conditioner

Posted: 2019-09-03

Trying to keep up with an old, inefficient air conditioner can be frustrating not only because it consumes a lot of energy, it also fails to provide the level of comfort you expect out of it.

As an AC reaches its tenth year of service, it tends to display signs of deterioration. Depending on your location and cooling habits, old AC units can consume excessive amounts of electricity, especially if they run with aged parts. If there’s a steady increase in your utility bills without a comparable increase in use, you might want to consider upgrading to a new, more efficient cooling system.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your preferred HVAC company in Grant MN that offers an array of energy-efficient air conditioners, including those duly approved by ENERGY STAR.

Your AC and Humidity

Not only is your air conditioner responsible for creating cool air, but it also helps humidify your home. Your AC has coils that condense water vapor from the air, which is important for the proper humidification of your home. If you have a sticky feeling while the AC is running, it could mean that the system is unable to regulate your home’s humidity. In such a case, upgrading to a new system might be necessary.

To ensure your air conditioner is able to help reduce humidity levels in the summer, buy a system that is the right size for your home. An AC is only able to reduce moisture levels while it is working. If it’s too large for your home, its cooling cycles will be too short and it won’t run long enough to effectively reduce your home’s moisture levels. An HVAC professional can help you pick the right system for your home.

Features of the Lennox Elite® Series EL16XC1 Air Conditioner

With a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of up to 17.00, the Lennox EL16XC1 air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars in cooling costs per year, compared to older air conditioners.

The EL16XC1 is an ENERGY STAR-qualified air conditioner. This trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency makes it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort. The ELX16C1 reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. It meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency.

This air conditioner comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty on the compressor and 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. The EL16XC1 may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

Every component of the EL16XC1 has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing that your conditioner will deliver reliable performance throughout the cooling season.

Its scroll compressor with sound-dampening system provides low sound levels and durability, even in extreme weather conditions.

Its precision-balanced direct-drive fan delivers quieter operation and longer equipment life.

For greater energy efficiency, the EL16XC1’s durable Lennox Quantum® coil is engineered from a fortified aluminum alloy to deliver reliable performance, even in harsh outdoor environments.

With sound levels as low as 71 dB, the EL16XC1 is much quieter than a standard air conditioner.

The EL16XC1 is compatible with the Humiditrol® whole-home dehumidification system to make your home environment even more comfortable while helping to improve the quality of your air.

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

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

It has drainage holes that prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the base pan.

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

AC-related Questions? Call Four Seasons Air Specialists

If you need more information about air conditioners and their effect on humidity, or if you’d like a cooling system installed in your home, give us a call. Our more than 40 years of experience in the HVAC industry helps us provide relevant information to help our customers make the right choice. We are your friendly Mahtomedi AC installation company.