With the extreme heat and humidity Kansas City experiences during the summer, air conditioning is a must. The trick becomes maintaining a comfortable climate without breaking the bank. The XC20 air conditioner from Lennox can help you do just that. The XC20 balances temperature, humidity, and energy savings to offer improved comfort with lower utility bills. It’s the perfect air conditioner for homes or small offices.
Standard air conditioners typically have a single-stage compressor that is either on or off, meaning it either runs full blast at maximum capacity or it doesn’t run at all. The XC20 is different. It features a true variable-capacity scroll compressor with 60 different capacity levels, allowing it to adjust the cooling output in small increments based on demand. It adjusts the speed of the compressor anywhere from 35 percent capacity to 100 percent capacity based on the indoor and outdoor air temperatures. The compressor never runs faster than necessary to maintain the set temperature. This allows the system to run longer cycles at a reduced capacity, keeping your home or office cool and comfortable without running up your energy bills.
The XC20 also offers improved humidity control. Humidity can be a problem even when temperatures are mild. Unfortunately, because standard air conditioners only kick on when the indoor temperature exceeds the set temperature, if the temperatures are mild, your air conditioner may not kick on to pull moisture from the air. Because the XC20 can run at a wide range of capacities, it can run at a low capacity to help combat humidity when temperatures are mild without running up energy usage needlessly. Humidity control can be improved even more when you partner your XC20 with the Lennox iComfort thermostat, which adjusts airspeed and cooling capacity to allow air to move slower during start up to allow for more moisture to be removed before the air is circulated.
The XC20 is EnergyStar qualified and has efficiency ratings of up to 20.00 SEER. It can save you hundreds of dollars per year on your utility bills over an older, single-stage air conditioner.