Why You Need to Upgrade to the Lennox Merit Series ML14XP1 Heat Pump

Posted: 2022-05-31

If you are looking for an energy-efficient way to establish a comfortable home, then a heat pump should be the first on your list. Compared to furnaces or air conditioners, heat pumps offer more benefits, including versatility. Yes, you can use this HVAC system all-year round!

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your trusted HVAC company in Lino Lakes MN. In partnership with Lennox Industries, we offer the complete line of feature-packed heat pumps that deliver outstanding performance and unparalleled energy savings.

If you’re new to heat pumps, allow us to tell you a little bit more about them.

What is a Heat Pump?

As a flexible home comfort system, a heat pump is useful in climates with moderate heating and cooling needs. It is an energy-efficient alternative to a furnace or an air conditioner. Like a refrigerator, it uses electricity to move heat from a cool space to a warm space. It makes a cool space cooler and a warm space warmer—depending on your needs.

A heat pump is composed of four major parts:

•                    a condenser
•                    an expansion valve
•                    an evaporator
•                    and a compressor.

The transfer of heat from one place to another is made possible by a refrigerant. This process uses less power compared to operating an air conditioner or a furnace, making heat pumps the most efficient alternative to fuel, oil, and electric HVAC systems. When properly installed, a heat pump can constantly achieve over 300 percent efficiency.

With a heat pump, you’ll be concerned less about inconsistent heating and cooling, which is a common problem with conventional HVAC systems. A heat pump uses the same engineering to cool and heat your home, which means it is as good as a furnace or an air conditioner. The only difference is that a heat pump offers a more even comfort.

Depending on usage and maintenance, a heat pump can last anywhere from 15 to 20 years, giving you more years to enjoy year-round comfort compared to other HVAC systems. This also gives you more time to save up for a brand new unit.

Features of the Lennox Merit Series ML14XP1 Heat Pump

With an efficiency rating of up to 16.00 SEER / 9.00 HSPF, this product can save you hundreds of dollars each year, compared to a standard heat pump.

The ML14XP1 heat pump comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty on the compressor and a 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. This heat pump may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

The ML14XP1 is an ENERGY STAR®-approved heat pump. Such 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 years of rigorous testing under the most extreme conditions, our Quantum™ Coil–featuring a proprietary aluminum alloy exclusive to Lennox–is designed to weather the harshest elements.

When the ML14XP1 heat pump is installed with a compatible Lennox furnace, it creates a heating system that can switch back and forth between electricity and gas automatically, based on whichever is the most cost-efficient for the weather conditions at the time.

The ML14XP1’s sound levels as low as 76 dB are much quieter than a standard heat pump.

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

Its precision-engineered scroll compressor has a special compressor sound-dampening system that assures smooth, quiet operation. Compared to reciprocating compressors, scroll compressors have fewer moving parts, giving you a more quiet environment.

Its chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll. This product is also solar-ready.

Drainage holes prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the basepan.

The installation of this product may qualify you for tax credits, which can help recoup the cost of investment.

Ask Four Seasons Air Specialists

To find out more about this product, be sure to give us a call. We are your reliable Centerville heating and air conditioning company.