Emilygrene Corp. through our various divisions offers a complete list of energy efficiency solutions. Whether it be smart homes, commercial LED lighting and controls, security monitoring, or heating and air conditioning (HVAC), we have a service that can help you decrease your overall energy use.
Our HVAC division, EAC, works with both commercial businesses and residential homeowners to install and maintain units, ventilation, and IoT controls that guarantee a longer HVAC system lifespan along with a lower energy bill. One of the ways this is achieved is through a variable speed compressor.
The compressor in your HVAC unit controls the airflow into your home as well as into add-on devices such as air purifiers or humidifiers. Unlike a single or double speed compressor (that typically only cycle between on and off), a variable speed compressor allows your HVAC unit to fluctuate compressor speed to the exact condition of your home.
This improves air quality, better controls the humidity in your home, and allow your HVAC to unit to function at the most efficient speed based on the temperature. Our friends at Builder Online have compiled a list of seven top-notch HVAC units with variable speed compressors, with most offering a Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) at 19.5 or above along with smart connectivity.
The following are excerpts from “Seven New AC Units With Variable Speed Compressors” by Mary Salmonsen and originally published by Builder Online.
The Amana AVXC20 Air Conditioner offers up to 24.5 SEER energy-efficiency performance and a cooling capacity of up to 23,600-53,000 BTU/h, depending on the unit model. It features a high-efficiency variable speed inverter technology compressor, high-efficiency variable speed ECM condenser fan motor, and a high-density foam compressor sound blanket and sound control top. The unit meets the 2010 FloridaBuilding code unit integrity requirement for hurricane-force winds, and carries a lifetime unit replacement limited warranty and 10-year limited warranty on parts.
The Infinity 20 Air Conditioner with Greenspeed Intelligence offers up to 20.5 SEER and 15.5 EER energy-efficiency performance. The Greenspeed intelligence system matches the performance of the unit’s variable-speed compressor to the needs and conditions of the home, which allows the unit to operate near-continuously and serve as a dehumidifier during the summer months.
The Coleman Echelon AC21 Two-Stage Air Conditioner carries an Energy Star Most Efficient rating at 20 SEER, and utilizes inverter-driven variable capacity technology to adjust operation speed based on a given home’s conditions and load requirements. Features include a display of refrigerant pressures and system charge status on the corner of the unit, sound containment system, and EcoTrak fine blower operation control. The Echelon AC21 seamlessly integrates with the firm’s Echelon Hx thermostat, which allows homeowners to control any integrated systems via smartphone or wall-mounted touch screen.
The XV19 TruComfort Variable Speed Low Profile Heat Pump operates at up to 19.5 SEER, 13.0 EER and 11.5 HSPF. It is designed for ultra-quiet operation, with minimum/maximum sound pressure levels of 43 to 57 db(A). Its TruComfort technology allows for fine-tuned control with 300 to 700 stages or speeds, depending on its tonnage. With a maximum depth of 18 inches, the unit is compatible with zero lot line applications. Copper tubing and aluminum fin coils are included as standard, with epoxy-coated coils available for installations within 1 mile of saltwater.
With a SEER rating of 26, the Lennox XC25 High-Efficiency Air Conditioning System has been recognized as one of the most efficient Energy Star certified products of 2017. The system allows homeowners to adjust the unit’s output in increments as precise as 1%, and Climate IQ technology enables the XC25 to automatically adjust its airspeed and output in response to climate conditions. The system is installed with the company’s iComfort smart thermostat, and may be combined with SunSource solar modules to reduce household cooling bills.
The RA20 Prestige Series Air Conditioner offers a minimum of 20 SEER and 13 EER energy-efficiency and system performance across all models, and is EcoNet, Energy Star, and AHRI certified. The unit’s variable speed compressor automatically adjusts its speed and output based on changing outdoor conditions, and can support an overdrive cooling load of up to 107 degrees Fahrenheit. The cabinet is designed with curb appeal in mind, with a composite base pan that serves to dampen sound and resist corrosion. Homeowners may control their RA20 unit through Rheem’s EcoNet Smart Home System.
The DZ20VC unitary heat pump system incorporates Daikin’s “Daikin Inside” variable-speed inverter scroll compressor, which provides up to 21 SEER and up to 10 HSPF of energy performance. The inverter scroll compressor design incorporates fewer moving parts than comparable system in order to provide dependability and reduce overall noise. Daikin Inside Intelligence consistently monitors the system for issues, and provides users and contractors with detailed diagnostic information when necessary. Its boost mode, which is field-selectable, gives users the option to automatically increase the unit’s compressor speed during unusually high operation loads.
For more information on any of these residential HVAC units, new installation, or preventative maintenance to protect and monitor your HVAC unit all year long, schedule a consultation today with our HVAC team at www.emilygrene.com/appointment.