Buyer’s Guide to Energy-Efficient Air Conditioners

Posted On: April 04, 2015

When facing a hot and humid Illinois summer, you need a reliable air conditioner that can ensure your home is cool no matter the temperatures outside. Without one, you may find yourself sweating in places you never thought possible! (Gross—we know!) Don’t swelter in this heat any longer than you need to.

What would you say if we told you there’s a way that you can keep your family cool and comfortable while saving energy and lowering your heating and cooling bills? Sounds like a win-win situation to us! When you install an energy-efficient air conditioning system, you’re making an investment in the future—so don’t put it off any longer.

When you choose to work with Ernst Heating & Cooling, you can rest assured knowing you have a team of professionals by your side every step of the way. We can help you determine the best air conditioner for your Hamel area home—give us a call at 618-887-6093 to get the conversation started!

What Is SEER & Does It Matter?

When choosing the right energy-efficient air conditioner for your home and budget, the most important factor to look at is each unit’s SEER rating. SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating. It measures the efficiency of heating and cooling equipment. For air conditioners, SEER is determined by dividing a typical cooling-season’s cooling output by the total energy input during the same period. The higher a unit’s SEER rating the more energy efficient it is—which is why you should be looking to install an air conditioner with a high SEER rating in your Madison County home.

Choosing an Efficient AC System

At Ernst Heating & Cooling, we make it our mission to provide homeowners with some of the best HVAC products that money can buy—that’s why we install Lennox air conditioners!

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Lennox Energy-Efficient Innovations

Although we repair any brand of air conditioner, we install Lennox air conditioners exclusively. As a Dave Lennox Premier Dealer, we have unparalleled expertise with Lennox products and can help you determine which of their energy-efficient air conditioners is the right choice for your home and your lifestyle.

Every Lennox air conditioning system at every price point has a high energy-efficiency rating.

o   XC25 – This innovative unit has a SEER rating of up to 26. It makes constant adjustments to stay at its most energy-efficient while keeping your home cool. The XC25 features SilentComfort™ technology that makes it up to 50 percent quieter than most typical air conditioners. When installed with the iComfort Wi-Fi® thermostat, the unit is even more efficient and self-regulating.

o   XC21 – With a SEER rating of up to 21.20, the XC21 features two-stage cooling to produce even temperatures. SilentComfort™ technology and an insulated compressor compartment make this an exceedingly quiet system.

  XC17 – This system boasts an efficiency rating of up to 18 SEER. Its high-efficiency outdoor coil creates even heat transfer and lower air resistance.

  • Lennox Elite® Series – Elite Series’ products not only deliver exceptional comfort, but also outstanding energy efficiency.

o   XC16 – Featuring a SEER rating of up to 17.2, the XC16 features a two-stage scroll compressor that allows it to operate at a “low” stage most of the time, saving energy while providing even comfort. It operates quietly with a precision-balanced direct drive fan.

o   XC14 – A SEER rating of up to 16 means you’ll save money on your energy bills while enjoying cool comfort day and night. The XC14’s high-efficiency outdoor coil and precision-engineered scroll compressor assure top performance.

o   XC13 – This system, with a SEER rating of up to 15.50, operates efficiently and effectively on even the hottest days of the year.

  • Lennox Merit® Series – The Merit Series combines legendary Lennox quality and time-tested technology to deliver a high level of dependability, efficiency and comfort.

o   14ACX – Featuring a rating that meets or exceeds 14 SEER, this efficient and affordable unit provides a high comfort level with its direct drive fan and dependable scroll compressor.

o   13ACX – This economical system has a rating that meets or exceeds 13 SEER. It features a dependable scroll compressor and the quality you expect from Lennox.

Not sure which Lennox system is right for your home? That’s ok! We understand that choosing an air conditioner can be a stressful process with the multitude of options. Trust our team to help you select the right AC system for your Hamel area home. Contact us today!

Are You Ready for Solar Ready?

We also install Lennox solar-ready AC units. All of Lennox’s solar-ready air conditioners were named on the 2014 ENERGY STAR® list of the most energy-efficient products.

Installing a solar-ready air conditioning system can help reduce your heating and cooling costs by up to 50 percent. And when you purchase a Lennox solar-ready unit, you may qualify for a federal Solar Tax Credit of up to 9 percent of the retail price. Get more information on the Solar Tax Credit and consult your tax professional for details.

All three Dave Lennox Signature® Collection air conditioners (XC25, XC21, and XC17) are solar-ready.

Air Conditioning Installation, Repair & Maintenance in the Hamel, IL Area

Why call us? Ernst offers:

  • Options. Our techs make sure that you understand the repair we’re making, how long it will take, and how much it costs—and why. They will also present options to you if applicable.
  • Expertise. Ernst’s installation technicians go through a minimum of one hour of training a week. This helps them stay on top of new technologies, HVAC trends, and new ways to help our clients.
  • Innovation. Ernst was the first in the Metro East area to offer geothermal energy systems, and we are always striving to be at the forefront of the industry.
  • Payment plans. Just ask; we have several financing options available through reputable national companies.

Contact Ernst Heating & Cooling online or by calling us at 618-887-6093 to schedule your air conditioning services in Madison County!

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