Lennox Merit Series ML14XC1 Air Conditioner

Posted: 2018-07-31

As much as we want to, air conditioners don’t last a lifetime. Depending on usage and maintenance, a typical cooling system can last between 10 and 12 years. But how will you know if your existing AC should be replaced?

Your friendly HVAC company in White Bear Lake MN should be able to help you make the best decision. For your reference, Four Seasons Air Specialists has a dedicated team of trained and seasoned cooling technicians who can offer their expert opinion and give you reasonable recommendations.

Common AC Problems


Compared to a new AC, an old cooling system could perform less efficiently because some of its parts may have been damaged such as the fans, coils, or in more extreme cases, the compressor. Any of these issues can cause your air conditioner to overwork and still deliver unsatisfactory results.

Ice Buildup

Too low outside temperature, low refrigerant, and poor airflow are just some of the reasons why an air conditioner can accumulate ice on the evaporator coils. If you notice a lot of ice buildup on the external parts of the system, this could mean that there is a more serious problem such as a refrigerant leak, a broken fan, or a failing condenser.

Poor Air Quality

The fact of the matter is, the older the air conditioner, the more frequent it needs to be cleaned. When neglected, your system can effectively circulate allergens such as cold and mildew, which can trigger or aggravate respiratory or skin conditions.

If you notice any of these signs, along with abnormally higher electricity and repair bills, you may want to consider getting a new air conditioner altogether.

Features of the Lennox Merit® Series ML14XC1 Air Conditioner

With a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of 14.00 to 16.00, the Lennox ML14XC1 air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars in cooling costs per year, compared to older air conditioners.

This air conditioner comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty on the compressor and covered components. The ML14XC1 may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

The ML14XC1 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 ML14XC1 reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. It meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency.

Every component of the ML14XC1 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.

The cool comfort and peace of mind you get from the ML14XC1 is enhanced when the unit is paired with indoor air quality (IAQ) products, such as the Healthy® Climate whole-home dehumidifier. By helping control mold, mildew and other contaminants, an IAQ accessory can make your indoor air feel better. Unlike some portable units, these accessories improve the air without producing ozone, a known lung irritant.

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 ML14XC1’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 76 dB, the ML14XC1 is much quieter than a standard air conditioner.

The ML14XC1 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.

Ask the Experts in Home Cooling

Four Seasons Air Specialists is a leading White Bear Lake AC installation contractor that is dedicated to delivering outstanding HVAC products and services to its customers. If you are interested in this product or need help making your home more comfortable, give us a call.