Central Air Conditioners

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Upgrading Your Central Air Conditioner

Central air conditioners circulate cool air through a system of supply and return ducts. Supply ducts and registers (i.e., openings in the walls, floors, or ceilings covered by grills) carry cooled air from the air conditioner to the home. This is by far the most common method of air conditioning used in Canada.

Things to Consider When Buying an Air Conditioner

If you have an older central air conditioner, you would do well to replace it with a high-efficiency unit. Considering recent changes in refrigerants and air conditioning designs, it is imperative that you replace the entire system.

To save energy and money, you should try to buy an energy-efficient air conditioner and reduce your central air conditioners energy use. Older air conditioners may consume more than 2000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, causing power plants to emit about 3500 pounds of carbon dioxide and 31 pounds of sulphur dioxide.

Today’s best air conditioners use 30% to 50% less energy to produce the same amount of cooling as air conditioners made in the mid-1970s. Even if your central air conditioner is only 10 years old, you may save 20% to 40% of your cooling energy costs by replacing it with a newer, more efficient model.

When buying a central air conditioner, look for a model with a high efficiency. Central air conditioners are rated according to their seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). SEER indicates the relative amount of energy needed to provide a specific cooling output. Many older systems have SEER ratings of 6 or less. The minimum SEER allowed today is 13.

Look for the ENERGY STAR label for central air conditioners with SEER ratings of 13 or greater, but consider using air conditioning equipment with higher SEER ratings for greater savings.

  • A thermal expansion valve and a high-temperature rating (EER) greater than 11.6, for high-efficiency operation when the weather is at its hottest.
  • A variable speed Gas Furnace or Air Handler can dramatically improve performance. Consider changing it as a system
  • A unit that operates quietly
  • A fan-only switch, so you can use continuous fan operation
  • A Furnace Filter check light to remind you to check the filter after a predetermined number of operating hours

A typical Central Air Conditioner in Ottawa is also known by the more technical term “split-system Air Conditioner”. This type of Air Conditioner consists of separate indoor and outdoor sections. The indoor heat exchanger, or coil, mounts above the furnace inside the ducting.

The outdoor section contains the compressor and the main operational components. The two sections are joined by refrigerant lines which circulate the refrigerant between the indoor coil to the refrigeration components in the outdoor section. The indoor air conditioning coil is cold, which causes the humidity to condense and be drained away while also cooling the air.

We carry several models, to browse our central air conditioners please select the brand below.

Our Products

XC25 Air Conditioner

Dave Lennox Signature Collection – One of the most precise and efficient air conditioners you can buy. Thanks to Precise Comfort technology that allows the XC25 to change its output in increments as small as 1%, your home can be cooled to perfection.

XC21 Air Conditioner

Dave Lennox Signature Collection – Discover absolute home comfort with the XC21, engineered for quiet and highly efficient operation. Exclusive SilentComfort technology works to maintain a more consistent temperature throughout your home.

XC16 Air Conditioner

Elite Series – Two-stage technology optimizes performance compared to conventional single-stage systems, resulting in more even temperatures and lower utility bills.

XC13 Air Conditioner

Elite Series – Designed to deliver more comfort for your energy dollar, the XC13 operates efficiently even on the hottest summer days.

EL16XC1 Air Conditioner

Elite Series – The EL16XC1 is designed with durability in mind, providing long-lasting corrosion protection through its PermaGuard cabinet construction. With its innovative comfort and efficiency, long-lasting performance and reliability, this model delivers years of worry-free comfort and energy savings.

14ACX Air Conditioner

Merit Series – Precision-engineered with quality components, this air conditioner allows you to enjoy exceptional comfort, without the worry of high utility bills.

13ACX Air Conditioner

Merit Series – Even in the hottest summer months, the 13ACX works efficiently to enhance your comfort. Compared to an older system, this air conditioner can help you save significantly on your monthly.

YCD Air Conditioner

YORK LXTM Series

  • 13 SEER cooling efficiency saves 23 cents per dollar versus an older 10 SEER system.
  • Optimized for Northern USA and Canadian climates.
  • Reliable operation proven in our extreme, 5-year accelerated test facility.
  • Improved alloy, MicroChannel Coil provides more performance in less space.

YCG Air Conditioner

YORK LXTM Series

  • 17 SEER cooling efficiency saves 41 cents per dollar versus an older 10 SEER system.
  • Reliable operation proven in our extreme, 5-year accelerated test facility.
  • Improved alloy, MicroChannel Coil provides more performance in less space.

YFE Air Conditioner

YORK LXTM Series

  • 14 SEER cooling efficiency saves 29 cents per dollar versus an older 10 SEER system.
  • Robust compressor and tube-in-fin coil proven in our extreme, 5-year accelerated test facility.
  • Proven Tube-in-FinCoil ensures reliable performance year after year.

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