Introduction to Linux Central Air System
When you’re in the market for a new central air system, there are many factors to consider and brands to choose from. One brand that has risen in popularity and recognition over the years is Linux. Specializing in central heating and air conditioning, Linux has established itself as a reliable and high-quality provider of central air systems.
The aim of this article is to walk you through the product offerings from Linux, demystifying the different products and helping you make an informed decision based on some important considerations.
Understanding the Linux Product Line
Linux organizes their products into three distinct lines:
The Merit Series
As the entry-level series, this line is the most affordable and is designed to cater for homeowners looking for an economical choice. The products in this line are assembled in Mexico which helps to reduce the labor cost and overall price of each unit.
The Elite Series
Sitting in the middle of the range, the Elite series offers a good balance of affordability and features. This is Linux’s best selling series and is often the choice most customers go for.
The Signature Series
At the top end of the range, the Signature series is the selection of Linux’s most expensive products. Referred to as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of air conditioning, these are some of the best residential air conditioning products in the market.
Understanding Key Features of a Central Air System
When selecting a central air conditioning system, it’s important to understand the key factors and features to consider.
Stage of Operation
This refers to whether the product is a single-stage or multi-stage air conditioner. Single-stage systems operate at full power until the desired temperature is reached and then turn off. On the other hand, multi-stage systems, such as two-stage system, operate at full power to reach the desired temperature but then only turn off half of its power, thus offering a more efficient and quieter operation.
SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating determines the energy efficiency of your system. It’s similar to checking the MPG (Miles Per Gallon) when buying a car. The higher the SEER rating, the more efficient your system is.
Another factor to consider is the noise level of the system. This is measured in decibels and varies significantly between models and series.
Linux offers 12 different air conditioners, each with their own strengths and special features.
The Merit Series includes the 13 ACX, ML14 XC1, and 16 ACX. The 13 ACX is the simplest model and can not be installed in states like California with higher efficiency rating requirements. The ML14 XC1 can vary between 14 and 17 SEER depending on installer and the 16 ACX is the most affordable two-stage system Linux offers.
The Elite Series
In the Elite series, we have the 16 XC1, EL-18 XCV, XC16, and XC20. The 16 XC1 is a single-stage system with good balance between cost, feature, and sound level. The EL-18 XCV is the first truly variable system, and the XC16 is the most popular selling two-stage system under Linux. Lastly, the XC20 offers high variable speed and efficiency.
The Signature Series
This range in Linux’s product line includes the expensive and high-end models like the SL18 XC1, XC21, and XC25, and the new SL28 XCV. The SL18 XC1 is the highest efficiency single-stage system, the XC21 offers the highest two-stage efficiency, the XC25 is the most precise and efficient variable air conditioner, and the SL28 XCV is currently the best product in terms of energy efficiency and sound level.
Considerations For Buying a Linux Air Conditioner
When deciding which Linux product is best for you, consider your budget, personal needs, stages of operation, SEER rating, and sound level. All of these factors combined should shape your decision on what works best for you.
As a final note, Linux products are typically more expensive than other brands due to their top-quality offerings and well-trained dealer network. However, their reliability, quality, and varied range of products make them a worthy contender for your central air system needs. If you’re in the market for a Linux system, do your research, check out their wide range of products, and find the one that suits your needs best. Don’t forget to seek professional advice if you’re unsure.