Air Conditioner Comparison – What Kind of Air-Conditioner Should I Buy?

When the weather gets warm, we’re all thinking about air conditioning. The importance of your air conditioner is usually lost in the colder months, and is only really missed when it breaks. As a licenced Lennox retailer, we’re happy to offer the best HVAC contracting services in the Toronto area, as well as AC Repair. If you’re looking to purchase and install a new air conditioner, we’re the best choice, offering competitive pricing, excellent consultations and units matched directly to your home’s needs. So call us today if you’re ready to beat the heat, and upgrade or install a new air conditioner.

Before you select a unit, there are some things you should consider. It’s important to choose the right unit, as in general, up to 15% of your annual utility bill is spent on cooling. It’s an expensive asset, which can easily get more expensive should you choose a unit which is poorly fitted to your home. Excess energy use, improper insulation, noise issues are all symptoms of an improper air conditioning unit. Here are some factors to consider when selecting your unit:


Note Your Home’s Needs

Before you go through prices and features, determine the cooling capacity necessary to properly cool your home. You’ll want to determine the size based on square footage. As a rule, an air conditioner energy requirement is calculated by taking 20 BTU for each square foot of space you want to be cooling. So, a 2,500-foot home multiplied by 20 BTU is a 50,000 BTU capacity. However, don’t go by BTU alone. Make allowances for considerations such as the location of your cooling outlets, the amounts of windows in your home, your insulation, shading and the amount of traffic in each room on a regular basis.

The best possible thing to do to accurately calculate your needs is to hire a professional to do the calculation for you, and make recommendations based on your home. HVAC experts will take into account the space which needs cooling, as well as your home’s specifications and make a recommendation based on what is right for you.

Consider the SEER Rating

Minimum SEER efficiency in Canada is 12.00 for single unit. SEER, or seasonal energy efficiency ratio, is a measure of energy efficiency which defines the ratio of energy needed to produce a specific amount of cooling. This means, that the higher the SEER rating, the greater the air conditioner’s efficiency. Remember that higher efficiency units will save you more money over a heating season than lower efficiency units, but will cost drastically more. This means that a top-of the line AC unit may be worth your money if you live in a climate where the temperature is warm year-round. However, in temperate areas such as Canada, maximum efficiency units are generally not a necessary investment.

Consider the Noise

Most air-conditioning units make some noise, and choosing a model which scores well on noise tests is always a good idea, especially with light sleepers.

Our Air Conditioners:

Get the best air conditioner for your needs, and allow CozyWorld installation professionals to recommend the best unit for your home, daily usage and needs. As a certified Lennox dealer, we stock only the most energy efficient models available for purchase on the market. Here’s what we have available:

Lennox XC25 Air Conditioner

From the Lennox Signature Series, this AC unit is the best on the market with a SEER rating of up to 26 and an Energy Star © certification. This is the highest rated Lennox unit on the market.

Lennox XC21 Air Conditioner

The XC21 is part of the Lennox Signature Series, and boasts exceptional noise reduction and a SEER rating of up to 21, as well as an Energy Star© certification. This is a two-stage central air conditioner.

Lennox SL18XC1 Air Conditioner

The SL18XC1 Air Conditioner is part of the Lennox signature collection, and features superior noise reduction and an efficiency rating of up to 18.5 SEER, as well as an Energy Star© certification. This is a single-stage air conditioner.

Lennox XC20 Air Conditioner

The Lennox Elite Series is fronted by the XC20 variable speed air conditioner, with a SEER rating of up to 20 and complete Energy Star© certification.

Lennox XC16 Air Conditioner

The XC16 is a high-efficiency, multi-stage air conditioning system optimized for up to 17.2 SEER efficiency, and is Energy Star© certified.

Lennox EL16XC1 Air Conditioner

The EL16XC1 is a high-efficiency, multi-stage air conditioning system optimized for up to 17 SEER efficiency, and is Energy Star© certified.

Lennox XC14 Air Conditioner

The Lennox XC14 Elite Series Air Conditioner is certified for up 16 SEER rating, and is one of the quietest on the market. Energy Star© certified.

Lennox XC13 Air Conditioner

With an efficiency rating of up to 15.5 SEER, this affordable, reliable Air Conditioner is a top budget choice.

Lennox 14ACX Air Conditioner

The Merit Series 14ACX Air Conditioner from Lennox is an efficient, economical and reliable air conditioner with an efficiency rating of up to 16.

Visit the Lennox official website for more reliable comparisons, and side-by-side results. You can compare up to 3 models here: As a certified Lennox dealer, we are your number one choice for high-efficiency, environmentally friendly Air Conditioners and HVAC units. We are certified, professional HVAC contractors, and are available throughout the Greater Toronto Area including: Markham, Vaughan, Ajax, Oshawa, Scarborough, Mississauga, North York, Concord, Maple, Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, Brampton, Orangeville, Hamilton, Halton and further. Contact us for more details about our products and what we can do for you.