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Old 02-24-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Trying to decide between Lennox XC and ACX series air condensers


I am putting a 3-ton air condenser on the roof of my city rowhouse. The roof location is right above the master bedroom so I am concerned about noise. I understand both types emit noise upwards but still. The XC (more expensive) is rated up to 70 dB and the ACX up to 76 dB. The difference in price is something around $500. Another concern is the energy efficiency. The house is 1800 sq ft and has a 3-T also Lennox air handler.

Please help me decide whether it is worth paying an extra $500 for the more expensive kind. I did online comparisons but would like some 2nd opinions.

XC14 series: http://www.lennox.com/products/air-conditioners/XC14/
14ACX series: http://www.lennox.com/products/air-conditioners/14ACX/

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Old 02-24-2014, 03:46 PM   #2
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XC is a LOT quieter. Go 4 it. I sell lots of them and can have a conversation beside them with a customer w/o raising my voice. Not so with the other one. Real world comparison.

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XC is a LOT quieter.
i wonder how much it really matters considering it will be on the roof...
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It vibrates less, has better rubber mounting and less sound may transfer into the house thru the Freon lines.
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