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XC16 Air Conditioner

Elite® Series

XC16 Air Conditioner

High-efficiency, two-stage cooling

Two-stage technology optimizes performance compared to conventional single-stage systems, resulting in more even temperatures and lower utility bills. High-quality components assure a high level of reliability, even under the harshest outdoor conditions.


Here are some of the top features of the XC16:


Efficiency rating of up to 17.20 SEER can save you hundreds of dollars each year*, compared to a standard air conditioner.

ENERGY STAR® qualified which means it meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency.

Two-stage scroll compressor operates at low stage most of the time for quieter, more efficient performance.

Precision-balanced direct-drive fan delivers ultra-quiet operation with a patent-pending fan design.


Features and Benefits

Energy Efficiency

  • Efficiency ratings of up to 17.20 SEER—can save you hundreds of dollars a year, compared to a standard air conditioner
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified—meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency
  • High-efficiency outdoor coil—provides exceptional heat transfer and low air resistance for high-efficiency operation

Quiet Operation

  • Sound levels as low as 74 dB—much quieter than a standard air conditioner
  • Precision-balanced direct-drive fan—delivers ultra-quiet operation with a patent-pending fan design

Home Comfort

  • Two-stage scroll compressor—operates at low stage most of the time for quieter, more efficient performance
  • Designed to work with the Humiditrol® whole-home dehumidification system**

Environmental Responsibility

  • Chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant—provides exceptional comfort without exacting a costly environmental toll

Reliable Performance

  • PermaGuard™ Cabinet—heavy-gauge, galvanized steel construction, louver coil guard, baked-on powder finish and durable zinc-coated steel base provide long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.
  • SmartHinge™ louver design—allows quick, easy access to interior components from all sides for cleaning and maintenance. Protects coils from damage and provides clean appearance
  • Drainage holes—prevent damaging moisture from collecting inside the basepan

Warranty and Specs

Warranty and Specs

XC16 Product Literature

Product Brochures


XC16 Air Conditioner Product Brochure

Installation Manuals


XC16 Air Conditioner Installation Manual


Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 65 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very efficient I have 2 of these in my home, one is 2 years old and the other is 2 months old. I am extremely happy with the efficiency of both units. Although we have recently suffered a significantly increased cost of electricity where I live, my total energy bill has not increased as much as I expected. I believe that these high efficiency Lennox air conditioners are responsible for this. I particularly like the 2 stage cooling feature. The older unit in the bedroom area runs very little and is very quiet. The newer unit is in the living area which has cathedral ceilings adding to the cooling load. It runs longer and at the higher speed, but my energy bill is still less than I expected. August 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by House is cool and comfortable. We are very pleased with our air conditioner purchase. August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The product seems to have good features Our house is much more comfortable than it was before and the temperature is set higher than before the new air conditioner was installed. August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is a great new system. Old ac used to run constantly. This new ac never runs more than 15 minutes at a time and cycles all day -even in 100 degree heat! House is way cooler in daytime heat. August 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is very quiet and has high efficiency. This Lennox 4 ton XC16 A/C System with Electric Air Handler is very quiet and has high efficiency with two stage cooling. This A/C System is doing a excellent job this summer to meet my home comfort needs and reducing my electrical bill. I am very happy with this Lennox product. August 21, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nice looking, and fairly quiet. Seemed easy enough to install. Was in in about 6 hours. Looks nice outside,and is quiet ,but not as quiet as my old one. Seems the 2 stage timer didn't work as it should and tech. added a relay to make it work. August 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Works great The unit is louder than I thought it would be not that its to loud I was just looking for really quiet. August 10, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by I agree with the previous comment of the unit being noisy when it kicks on and off I bought this unit a year ago because of its high effeciency and it's review for being a quiet unit. When the unit starts up it has a jolting loud start-up it wakes me up at night and the the noise inside from the air blowing causes us to have to turn up our television almost to the maximum volume setting and with the unit turning on for ten minutes then turns off. Our last unit was not a Lennox and lasted 30 years, but we went with Lennox due to the solar capabilities. But, right now I am a little worried due to the research I have read stating that it is not a good thing for a unit to cool after ten minutes then turn off on a regular basis because it is hard on the unit and for the price I paid for the unit...I hope this is not true. I also thought I would get a tax credit but did not. August 1, 2014

**This chart compares the 5-year savings you can expect from a 17.00 SEER air conditioner vs. existing equipment with a 10.00 SEER rating and industry-standard equipment with a 13.00 SEER rating. The region used to calculate household fuel and utility costs reflect a cross-section of cities in the U.S. In addition to geography, cooling costs are based on 3-ton capacity specifications, with 1,800 cooling hours per year and 11.62 cents per KWh (Source: EIA National average electric rate-Rolling 12 months ending July 2009). Your actual costs will vary depending on the weather, local fuel rates, system settings and your personal lifestyle.
**Must be accompanied by either a variable speed air handler or furnace and the ComfortSense™ 7000 Series touchscreen thermostat

Recognitions and Certifications

EnergyStar UL Listed (C)(US) AHRI Certified C Good Housekeeping Humiditrol (R) HRAI Canada

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