July 12, 2022 Uncategorized

An air conditioner that leaks refrigerant is a reason for concern. This system cools your home during a hot summer day because it absorbs heat and generates cool air. Such technology is made possible by the use of the refrigerant, a substance or mixture, usually, a fluid that undergoes phase transitions from liquid to gas and back again. It is an essential component of your air conditioning system that, without it, your AC couldn’t do what it’s supposed to.

For the most part, a refrigerant leak can be fixed. But if the problem has become recurrent, and if the unit is over a decade old, this may mean you need to consider looking for a replacement.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your respected HVAC company in Bloomington MN. In partnership with Lennox, we offer an array of reliable, energy-efficient air conditioners.

Dangers of Refrigerant to Human Health and the Environment

Nearly everyone is aware that an air conditioner leaking refrigerant is dangerous to the environment, but not every person knows that it’s also a health and safety risk.

Some of the most known refrigerants today, including chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), are harmful to the environment. R22, which is used in older air conditioning systems, is presently being prohibited from manufacturing and importation because of its ozone-depleting consequences.

A refrigerant is a tasteless, mostly odorless gas. When inhaled for an extended period, it can compromise oxygen absorption in the cells and lungs. Limited to moderate exposure, on the other hand, such as a spill on your skin or inhaling near an open container, can cause symptoms, including:

  • irritation of the skin, eyes, ears, and throat
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • cough
  • dizziness

To avoid these hazards, consider investing in a newer, safer air conditioner.

Features of the Lennox Merit® Series 16ACX Air Conditioner

With a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating of up to 17.00, the Lennox 16ACX air conditioner can save you hundreds of dollars in cooling costs per year, compared to older air conditioners.

The 16ACX is an ENERGY STAR-qualified air conditioner. This trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency makes it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort. The 16ACX reduces greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. It meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency.

Pairing your air conditioner with a variable-speed furnace or air handler allows you to continuously maintain a slow circulation of air throughout your home, decreasing the amount of humidity in your home for improved indoor air quality and comfort.

Its multi-stage operation responds to changing conditions, so the 16ACX adjusts to maximize energy savings by operating at a lower speed most of the time and ramping up during periods of increased cooling demand. This multi-stage operation also translates to enhanced humidity control.

This air conditioner comes with a 5-Year Limited Warranty on the compressor and a 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. The 16ACX may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

Every component of the 16ACX has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing that your conditioner will deliver reliable performance throughout the cooling season.

The compressor is the part of an air-conditioning unit that pumps refrigerant to deliver the cooling your home needs. The 16ACX is built with a proven, reliable scroll compressor that means years of trouble-free operation. 

Its scroll compressor with a sound-dampening system provides low sound levels and durability, even in extreme weather conditions.

Its precision-balanced direct-drive fan delivers quieter operation and longer equipment life.

With sound levels as low as 75 dB, the 16ACX is much quieter than an old, standard air conditioner.

Its PermaGuard™ Cabinet 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.

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

Ask the Cooling Pros

To find out more about this product, contact Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning, your preferred Richfield heating and air conditioning installation company.