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Air Conditioners by Specialized Mechanical

Maybe your old central air conditioner has to be repaired to often, and you think you need a replacement. Maybe you want to upgrade your air conditioning system to a more energy efficient or environmentally-friendly system. Maybe you want more than just cold air and wish to take advantage of some the new technologies available with new central air air system.

Let us explain some of the terms associated with modern air conditioning systems for your home.

SEER Rating

An air conditioning systems energy efficiency is classified by the S.E.E.R. rating. The SEER, which stands for (seasonal energy efficiency ratio), rating of the energy efficiency an air conditioning unit during a full summer season of operation. Using an air conditioning system with a higher SEER rating means the AC system uses energy more efficiently than an air conditioning unit with a lower SEER rating. Higher Seer rating saves you money on your home cooling utility bills.

Single-Stage AC Compressor

A single stage AC compressor operate at one speed all the time, full cold, the thermostat controls the temperature in the house by turning the AC system and compressor on and off. From an efficiency standpoint, these are the least efficient type of air conditioning systems, as they are always running at full cold. A compressor draws the most power when it turns on. That is why you will see your lights flicker when your air conditioner turns on. This equals a larger power bill every month. AC compressors use more power when turning on than when running.

Two-Stage / Multi Stage AC Compressor

The two stage AC compressor means the compressor has two levels of operation: high for the very hot Summer days and low for milder Summer days.

A two stage AC unit is like actually having two units for the price of one. On milder days the compressor comes on initially at 70% and if it can't cool your house at that level it then moves to 100%. Since the low setting is adequate to meet home cooling demands 80% of the time, a two-stage unit runs for longer periods and produces a more even leveled home indoor air temperature. The two stage compressor is more efficient than the single stage compressor because it doesn't cycle on and off as much, which means less wear and tear on the compressor and way less energy usage.The two stage system also removes twice as much humidity as the single stage system because the two stage stays on at the lower level for a longer period of time.

Variable-Speed AC Compressor

The Variable speed compressor is the quietest most efficient offering we have today. It operates at different speeds depending on the need for cooling, anywhere from 35-100%. These compressors offer more speeds than the two stage systems. This allows the AC to cool your home at lower speeds for longer periods of time while still having the higher speeds available for when the outdoor temps get higher. The variable speed AC systems run longer without cycling on or off and stays only at the speed needed to keep you comfortable. This makes the variable speed system the most energy efficient of the three types.

Lennox Signature Collection XC 25

  • Stages of Cooling Variable-capacity operation
  • Up to 26 SEER
  • ENERGY STAR
  • Sound Level As low as 59 dBA
  • Cabinet PermaGuard Cabinet and SmartHinge Louver Design
  • R-410A refrigerant and Solar Ready
  • Tax Credit Eligible: Yes
  • On-board Diagnostics iComfort -enabled technology
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty on covered components including compressor
  • Tax Credit Eligible: Yes
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Lennox Signature Collection XC 20

  • Stages of Cooling Variable-capacity operation
  • Up to 20 SEER
  • ENERGY STAR
  • Sound Level As low as 65 dBA
  • Cabinet PermaGuard Cabinet and SmartHinge Louver Design
  • R-410A refrigerant
  • On-board Diagnostics iComfort -enabled technology
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty on compressor
  • 5 year limited warranty on all remaining covered components
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Lennox Elite Series EL16XC1

  • Up to 17 SEER
  • Energy Star Rated
  • Sound level As low as 71 dB
  • Cabinet PermaGuard Cabinet and SmartHinge Louver Design
  • Compressor: Single Stage
  • Controls supported: Designed to work with ComfortSense CS7500
  • 10 year limited warranty on the compressor
  • 5 year limited warranty on all remaining covered components
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We provide Electrical Service, Heating, Cooling, Furnace and Air Conditioning Installation, Repair and Maintenance in the Richmond Indiana and Surrounding Area

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