Why You Should Upgrade to the Lennox Merit Series ML16XP1 Heat Pump

Posted: 2022-05-24

A milder climate demands the right HVAC system. It would be impractical to run your furnace when you could save energy by using a heat pump instead. In case you haven’t given this some thought, allow us to tell you a little bit about heat pumps.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your preferred HVAC company in White Bear Lake MN. We help homeowners find the most energy-efficient systems for their homes.

Heat Pumps 101

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. Similar to 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.

A heat pump is composed of four major parts:

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

This system moves heat from one place to another with the help of a refrigerant. This process uses less power compared to operating an air conditioner or a furnace, making a heat pump a much more energy-efficient alternative to fuel, oil, and electric HVAC systems. When properly installed, a heat pump can allow you to achieve over 300 percent efficiency.

Features of the Lennox Merit® Series ML16XP1 Heat Pump

This is the Lennox® standard of excellence. Merit® Series is the introductory product line that raises the bar for heating and cooling equipment. You don’t have to compromise when it comes to the air inside your home. Go for more. Go for Merit.

This heat pump comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. The ML16XP1 heat pump may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

This heat pump is ENERGY STAR® certified. ENERGY STAR 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 efficiencies of up to 17.00 SEER and an HSPF of 9.80, the ML16XP1 can deliver substantial energy savings. In fact, it can help cut your energy bills by several hundred dollars per year.

Its dual-fuel capability can be combined with a gas furnace to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs

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

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.

The ML16XP1 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. 

The ML16XP1’s sound levels as low as 76 dB are much quieter than a standard heat pump. It is engineered for efficient comfort inside and quiet performance outside. The only thing you’ll notice is how great your air feels.

When the ML16XP1 is installed with a compatible Lennox® furnace, it creates a system that can switch back and forth between electricity and gas automatically, based on whichever is most cost-efficient in your area.

Its Precision-Balanced Direct-Drive Fan delivers quiet operation with a patented-pending fan design.

Its dependable scroll compressor provides smooth, efficient, and reliable operation.

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.

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

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

Drainage holes prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the base pan.

You may be eligible for tax credits if you install this heat pump in your home.

Ask Four Seasons Air Specialists

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call. As your friendly Dellwood heating and air conditioning company, we’d love to provide you with relevant information and help you make the right choice.