The new air conditioner uses an aluminum tube coil and micro channel technology to provide higher efficiency without a corresponding increase in coil surface area. This technology significantly reduces the size of the unit compared to traditional 13 SEER products, and uses far less refrigerant, the company says. As a result, when moving from 10 to 13 SEER efficiency, the unit's footprint remains 21-3/4 inches square. Its height varies from 22-1/2 inches to 30-3/4 inches, depending on the unit's capacity.
A polymer mesh and a coated steel coil guard protect the unit's coils from damage, while a high-pressure relief valve and a temperature sensor protect the compressor from undesirable operating conditions. Top discharge blows warm air up and away from the structure and surrounding landscape and minimizes operating sounds. A rigid top panel, cushioned compressor mounts, and rippled condenser coil fins further reduce the unit's operating sound level.
The air conditioner also features fully exposed refrigerant connections and a single panel covering the electrical controls for ease of servicing.