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Why You Should Consider Upgrading to the Lennox Merit Series 16ACX Air Conditioner

Posted: 2021-08-10

As your air conditioner gets old, it works with aging parts, which can cause different kinds of problems. While you sure can try to keep up by having the system repaired, it’s only a matter of time before it finally bids goodbye — for good.

Should you need help or professional advice, get in contact with Four Seasons Air Specialists, your trusted HVAC company in Centerville MN.

An Old AC with Frozen Coils

A frozen coil may indicate that the AC is frigid, but it’s quite the opposite. A frozen evaporator means there is something wrong with your system that can potentially damage your compressor. Here are signs of a frozen evaporator coil:

•                   The ice around the outdoor refrigerant line

•                   Condensation around the air handler

•                   Overflowing condensate drain (barring a clogged drain pipe)

If your AC shows any of these signs, you should address the issue as soon as possible. Turn off the system at the breaker and allow the AC to defrost.

One of the main causes of frozen coils is dirt buildup. This adds more strain on your system to prepare the air, putting your evaporator coil at risk of freezing. To avoid this, clean the coils periodically and schedule a professional HVAC maintenance at least once per year.

Another reason for your AC to form ice is low refrigerant, which happens when there is a leak within the coils. Such a problem requires professional attention as an untrained individual may find it hard to locate the leak, seal it off, and recharge the refrigerant to the right levels.

If you have an old AC that still uses R-22 refrigerant, you may have to think about upgrading to a new unit. This type of refrigerant has been banned from production and distribution because of its negative impacts on the environment. On the other hand, new air conditioners are equipped with R-410A, a type of refrigerant that has been proven to be more efficient and does not contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer.

Features of the Lennox Merit® Series 16ACX Air Conditioner

With a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of up to 17.00, the Lennox 16ACX air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars in cooling costs per year, compared to older air conditioners.

The 16ACX 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 16ACX reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. It meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency.

Pairing your air conditioner with a variable-speed furnace or air handler allows you to continuously maintain a slow circulation of air throughout your home, decreasing the amount of humidity in your home for improved indoor air quality and comfort.

Its multi-stage operation responds to changing conditions, so the 16ACX adjusts to maximize energy savings operating at a lower speed most of the time, and ramping up during periods of increased cooling demand. This multi-stage operation also translates to enhanced humidity control.

This air conditioner comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty on the compressor and 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. The 16ACX may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

Every component of the 16ACX 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 compressor is the part of an air-conditioning unit that pumps refrigerant to deliver the cooling your home needs. The 16ACX is built with a proven, reliable scroll compressor that means years of trouble-free operation. 

Its scroll compressor with a 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.

With sound levels as low as 75 dB, the 16ACX is much quieter than an old, standard air conditioner.

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

Call the AC Professionals

Get this energy-efficient air conditioner from Four Seasons Air Specialists, your reliable Lino Lakes AC repair and installation company.