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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 55 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by This is an awesome air conditioner. This is an excellent air conditioner. It is so quiet and very efficient. July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by so far so good We have only had a few weeks & the system is working great July 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quite and efficient We are pleased with this air conditioning unit. We found it to be reasonably priced while providing efficient cooling. We would recommend this unit to anyone considering adding air conditioning or upgrading their existing unit. July 25, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by This unit sounds like a bad water hammer. I bought the XC16 about 3 months ago along with a new evaporator coil. The unit cools the house very well however it is when it kicks on and off, it sounds like it is coming apart. It is quiet when running but extremely noisy when it starts up and shuts off. I thought scroll compressors were quieter then piston compressors but this CX16 sounds worse then my old piston unit. This is the 3rd Lennox AC I have owned but kind of sorry I went with this brand now. July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Efficient cooling We replaced a 30 year old system with this new Lennox. The two-stage cooling system is welcomed, as it speeds up when necessary. Much more efficient cooling. July 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good value We were wanting a 2 stage unit, but most were out of our price range. This one was a good blend of price and features. It's quiet and only really comes off the first stage under pretty warm conditions. July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Quiet and great features We are so pleased with this air conditioner. The 2 stage is something we have never had. The extra circulation with the fan keeps the house very nice. The unit is very quiet and looking at the electric bill for the first couple of months very efficient. We had great service and are really pleased the we decided on this unit. July 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Product is very efficient This AC unit replaced the original unit from 17 years ago. I feel like this is much more efficient, quiet and makes the home comfortable. July 19, 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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