Energy efficiency tips come in many forms — from the way you wash your clothes to the lightbulbs you use throughout your home. The majority of tips have to do with forming good habits; little things that you can do that add up and amount to substantial energy savings over time. We certainly agree that committing to these top ten home energy tips can have a welcome impact on your wallet. We also recommend that you take it one step further by addressing how energy efficient your air conditioning and heating system is. We’re taking a look at one of our top selling systems and sharing how some of its features aid in energy savings.
Air Conditioner: Lennox XC20
Furnace: Lennox SL280V
Thermostat: iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat
The Lennox XC20 was listed among Energy Star’s “Most Efficient” in 2016 & 2017 because it has an efficiency of up to 20 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and 14 EER (Energy Effeciency Ratio) when paired with Lennox communicating indoor equipment and iComfort thermostats. Beyond that, it has a variable speed compressor rather than a single stage compressor, which allows the unit to adjust its energy output to provide the exact cooling that you select through your Lennox iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat. In truth, you rarely need your air conditioning unit to function at 100% in order to quickly cool down your home, especially in the fall and spring seasons. Because the unit doesn’t have to devote 100% of its output to cooling down your home, it gives you greater control over energy savings and is also able to dehumidify the home at a much greater rate.
The Lennox SL280V Gas Furnace functions much like its air conditioning counterpart, featuring a variable-speed blower that maintains comfort with an adjustable flow of air. This not only helps keep a steady temperature, it also allows the furnace to function quietly because there are no sudden blasts of air as it starts up. During the winter months, you should notice that it heats your home quickly, evenly, and quietly.
The Lennox iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat checks off the energy effeciency tip of installing a programmable thermostat to save on heating and cooling costs, but it can do so much more! The S30 is programmable to an amazing degree – it uses the GPS in your smartphone to detect when you’re leaving, and automatically increases system efficiency. When someone comes home, the S30 then returns your system to a normal schedule and comfortable temperature. The Smart Thermostat also moniters the weather outside – the temperature, humidity and allergy forecast and prompts your system to respond accordingly in oder to keep your home as comfortable as possible.
One of the most impactful energy efficiency tips we can share is to upgrade your air conditioning and heating system. The Lennox XC20 Air Conditioner, SL280V Furnace and iComfort S30 Smart Thermostat are one of our best selling combinations that will bring an unmatched level of comfort to your home.