For more than 120 years, Lennox has been synonymous with innovation in the field of home comfort. In fact, the company’s first product was an improved furnace that prevented harmful fumes from escaping into the living space of a home.
That same commitment to innovation is readily apparent in the XC20 Air Conditioner and XP20 Heat Pump, which will be available later this year. Contact Hurlburt Heating Cooling and Plumbing for more information on this system and how it could benefit your home.
The XC20 and XP20
When it comes to creating your perfect environment, you’re trying to strike a balance between temperature, humidity and energy savings. After all, it’s hard to enjoy a cool space if it’s too humid, and it’s hard to enjoy any combination of temperature and humidity if it’s costing you a fortune. Enter the XC20 and XP20.
Better than on and off
Before you understand what makes the XC20 and XP20 so special, you must first understand how a normal air conditioner and heat pump work. At the heart of every heat pump and air conditioner, you’ll find a compressor. That’s the component that pressurizes the refrigerant to help it transfer heat.
Most compressors are either on or off, like a light switch. That means they’re either running full blast, or not running at all. But the XC20 and XP20 use a different type of compressor operation.
Efficiency and comfort on a sliding scale
Rather than totally on or off, the XC20 and XP20 have the ability to adjust the speed of their compressors to more than 60 different levels, making them operate less like a light switch and more like a dimmer switch.
This allows the XC20 and XP20 to find the perfect balance between cooling or heating output and energy use, because they’ll always operate at just the right speed. Not too fast, not too slow. Just right, like the environment they create.
Precise humidity control for greater comfort
Humidity is a big factor in the way the air in your home feels. With proper control of it, you will not only enjoy a more comfortable environment, you can spend less on energy. That’s because properly humidified air still feels comfortable even at higher temperatures.
Slow and steady
Because they have the ability to adjust their cooling output, the XC20 and XP20 can help remove moisture from your air with greater precision when paired with a Lennox iComfort thermostat.
This happens because an iComfort thermostat can work with the XC20 or XP20 and the furnace or air handler to adjust airspeed and cooling capacity, to make sure the air travels slowly during startup. This allows more moisture to be drawn out before the air begins to circulate.