Used in many regions around the country, an air conditioner and furnace system is one of the many options for a matched system.
The matched system
1. Air Conditioner
Basically an air conditioner works like this: Connected to the inside cooling coil, the compressor pumps refrigerant back and forth, extracting heat and moisture from the indoors. It transfers the heat to the outdoors. Warm indoor air is blown over the indoor cooling coil, where it is cooled and then distributed throughout your home. As of January 2006, the government rating changed to a minimum of 13 SEER. At least exceeding that minimum, American Standard's full line of air conditioners range in efficiency from 13 to 19.50 SEER. With up to 19.50 SEER, American Standard's XL19i air conditioner actually has two compressors for two-stage cooling, giving it the ability to handle your comfort regardless of whether it's a moderately warm day, or the hottest day of the summer.
2. Indoor Cooling Coil
To deliver the highest system efficiency, performance and climate control, an indoor cooling coil must be matched in size and rated with your air conditioner. Use a American Standard coil with your American Standard system for optimum reliability.
American Standard furnaces are uniquely designed to provide maximum heat with minimum fuel usage. And they think for themselves. Key furnace control functions are integrated into one microelectronic system that monitors the thermostat and gas valve, ensuring precise temperature control. The current minimum AFUE requirement for furnaces is 78%. American Standard offers a full line of single-stage, two-stage, and two-stage variable-speed furnaces that range from 78 % to 96.7 % AFUE.
4. Air Cleaner
An air cleaner is an integral part of a home comfort system, filtering dust and pollutants out of the air you breathe, and keeping your rugs and home furnishings cleaner as well. Reduced pollen, dust, pet dander, smoke, etc., could help reduce allergy and asthma discomfort. A American Standard CleanEffectsTM air filtration system is up to 99.98% effective.
The control center for your home comfort system. American Standard's digital, programmable thermostats give you precise temperature control and allow you to program your heating and cooling requirements depending upon your daily activities and schedule.