Dallas, TX – July 17, 2006 – Lennox Industries Inc. has been recognized for excellence in product design in the third annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News magazine (ACHR News). An independent panel of 45 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 112 entries from 75 manufacturers. The company's XC15 residential air conditioner was the Second Place Silver Award winner in the Residential Cooling category.
"The XC15 is another unique product in Lennox' history of innovation and long-standing tradition of excellence," said Bill McCullough, director of cooling product management for Lennox International. "We are truly honored to receive this industry award for one of our finest products. Our Dave Lennox Signature® Collection products are some of the quietest and high efficiency products a homeowner can buy."
The Dave Lennox Signature® Collection XC15 air conditioner provides peace and quiet, and peace of mind. It contains the patented SilentComfort™ technology for smooth, quiet cooling. The exclusive Lennox® Operations Monitor continually monitors system performance of the XC15 to help technicians solve problems that may occur faster and more accurately.
Efficient design of the XC15 can result in significant energy savings. It is ENERGY STAR®-qualified and provides cooling efficiencies of up to 16.00 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which can translate to hundreds of dollars saved each year.
The XC15 air conditioner is customizable with the new Humiditrol® whole-home dehumidifier. The Humiditrol dehumidifier uses patented technology to provide a level of humidity control never before available.
Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 17 issue of The News, which is distributed nationally to over 32,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers and other industry professionals.
A worldwide leader in residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems, Lennox Industries Inc. is based near Dallas, Texas, and is part of Lennox International Inc.'s Worldwide Heating & Cooling business segment. Lennox Industries is a subsidiary of Lennox International, which operates in over 100 countries and is a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. Lennox International stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LII." To learn more about Lennox International, visit www.lennoxinternational.com. To learn more about Lennox Industries, contact a Lennox field sales representative or visit www.lennox.com.