Variable-Speed Compressors and the Lennox XC20 Air Conditioner

Posted: 2019-08-20

When it comes to running household appliances, we prefer those that can perform their jobs well without consuming too much energy — and air conditioners are no exception. If you’re in search of a new air conditioner, you might want to consider installing a unit that is equipped with a variable-speed compressor.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your trusted HVAC company in Lino Lakes MN that offers a wide array of energy-efficient air conditioning systems, including the Lennox XC20.

What are the Different Kinds of Compressors?

An air conditioner’s compressor creates the cooling capacity for the unit and can come in different kinds, including single-stage, two-stage, or variable-speed options.

Single-stage compressors have a basic function: full on. With this kind of compressor, your air conditioner turns on at 100 percent capacity and then OFF until your thermostat reaches your desired temperature.

A two-stage compressor has a low capacity option to handle smaller demands and a larger option to meet heavier demands. In cases where you don’t need the compressor to operate at 100 percent capacity, having a two-stage compressor gives you the choice to operate the system at a lower speed, thus saving energy.

Variable-speed compressors, also known as inverter compressors can operate at different levels of output depending on the situations. Air conditioners equipped with variable-speed compressors can run at full capacity during the hottest days of summer or at a reduced capacity for milder days. A variable-speed compressor is the most energy-efficient option compared to single-stage or two-stage units.

Benefits of Variable-Speed Compressors

In addition to lower energy consumption, inverter compressors offer a number of other benefits, including:

  • Better air filtration
  • Greater indoor comfort
  • Longer dehumidification

Features of the Lennox XC20 Air Conditioner

The XC20 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 XC20 reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. It meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency.

With a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of up to 20.00, the Lennox XC20 air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars in cooling costs per year, compared to older air conditioners.

Every component of the XC20 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 XC20 offers variable-capacity operation, meaning it can adjust cooling output like a dimmer switch to perfectly match your comfort needs to your energy use. This also helps control humidity with exacting precision.

Powerful performance doesn’t have to mean disruption. The XC20 is designed with advanced features that let it operate at comfortable sound levels. 

Its true variable-capacity scroll compressor adjusts cooling output in small increments based on demand, preserving quiet operation, energy efficiency and comfort.

The XC20’s precision-balanced direct-drive fan delivers quiet operation.

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

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

Its iComfort-enabled technology allows the air conditioner, when installed with the easy-to-use programmable iComfort thermostats, to exchange information and make adjustments as needed to optimize performance and efficiency.

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.

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

The XC20 comes with a 10-Year Limited Warranty on compressor, 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. This product may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

Questions? Call Four Seasons Air Specialists

We’d love to hear from you. If you need more information about this product, give us a call. We can provide you with helpful information to help you make the right choice. We are your preferred Centerville AC installation company serving you since 1974.