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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 4.4 out of 5 by 79 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by This is unbelievable! Bought this unit a week ago! ONE WEEK! And it needs a new motor and or fan. Take note, if you are looking into this AC unit. I'm having to replace a motor, in October, on an AC unit in the Pacific Northwest, after ONE week. I thought I got a lemon, but it looks as though some other folks did too. October 18, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Very dissatisified. I have two units. After 1.5 yrs. motor on air handler had to be replaced. After 3 yrs. compressor on other unit had to be replaced. September 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by overall satisfied We are satisfied because this unit seems to cool really well September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Keeps the house cool This unit has been a huge improvement over my last unit. It has kept the house at a nice even temperature. The master bedroom was always the hottest in the summer and the coldest in the winter. I thought it was an air duct issue but it turns out I just needed the right unit installed. My kids even said, "Mom it is almost cold in the house." It really works well. I have been very pleased with the purchase. September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Reduced power bill, better comfort! we couldn't be happier with our Lennox XC16 AC unit. Lowered humidity, saves money and a big improvement on the interior comfort of our home. September 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by product was the best in our price range We went with the XC16 to replace a 5 ton unit that was 13 years old. So far we are pleased with the performance of the unit. Have not received electric bill to see how much the more efficient unit will save us September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Performance is outstanding Totally satisfied with the performance of this unit. Balanced and outstanding cooling for the entire house. September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product Unit dehumidifies and cools great,Quiet except on shutdown,doors or unit makes load clunk. September 9, 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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