Richardson, TX (July 9, 2011) —Lennox Residential was recognized for excellence in product design in the seventh annual Dealer Design Awards, sponsored by The Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration News. The Dave Lennox Signature® Collection SLP98V, a high-efficiency, variable capacity gas furnace, was honored with a bronze recognition in the category of Residential Equipment. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.
“These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry,” said News Publisher Mike Murphy. “The awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.”
“We are honored to receive the Bronze Award for the industry’s most efficient and quietest furnace,” said Ken Ely, Senior Product Manager, Lennox International. “Our exclusive Precise Comfort™ technology helps homeowners stay comfortable while significantly reducing home heating costs.”
With efficiency levels of up to 98.2% AFUE, the SLP98V gives consumers the ability to increase heating efficiency for overall lower utility bills. It may also help them qualify for a tax credit.
The furnace features a sealed blower compartment that provides less than 1 percent leakage, ensuring dealers can concentrate their time sealing ductwork without worry of sealing the furnace for blower door testing. Industry-leading vent lengths with a self-calibrating inducer allows dealers to install the furnace in a variety of applications.
Judges of the contest applauded Lennox for the SLP98V’s “outstandingly quiet” noise levels, high-performance, serviceability and ease of integrating Lennox-branded IAQ products to the system.
Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 11, 2011 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.
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About Lennox Industries
Lennox Industries is a leading provider of customized home heating, cooling and indoor air quality products that are designed to deliver customized comfort, efficiency and functionality, with the most innovative and reliable features available. Lennox is also the first heating and air conditioning manufacturer to harness solar energy for central heating and cooling – and beyond. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have selected Lennox as an ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year four times in recent years for its outstanding contribution to developing and promoting energy-efficient products. For more information about Lennox home comfort products, visit Lennox.com or call 1-800-9-LENNOX.