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Florida Resident Wins National Lennox Energy Savings Superstar Contest

Grandmother with Full House Makes Energy Savings Fun and Earns Family $10,000 in Air Conditioning Products to Replace Existing Money-Guzzling Unit

DALLAS – Cutting down on energy usage at home doesn't have to be a chore, as Florida resident Randy Robinson discovered when she started having weekly "lights-out" picnics with her daughters and grandchildren.

Robinson shared her family's no-energy dinner tip as a home energy-saving idea by entering the national "Energy Savings Superstar" contest sponsored by Lennox Industries, a leading manufacturer of residential cooling, heating and indoor air quality products. Her existing equipment constantly needed repairs and was becoming a wallet drainer for her full household.

Lennox today announced that Robinson is the grand prize winner of the online promotion. As part of her "cool" prize package, designed to help the family beat the heat now and in the future, Robinson will receive:

  • $10,000 in Lennox cooling, heating and indoor air quality equipment
  • A year supply of ice cream
  • Four tickets to a nearby water park

The contest challenged entrants to submit unique tips for saving energy at home, as well as a photo depicting how their family beats the summer heat.

According to her winning submission, Robinson arranged a weekly electricity-free indoor picnic with her family to help them keep cool during the muggy Florida summers and have fun together at the same time.

With the goal of helping Robinson further lower her utility bills, the $10,000 prize will go toward the purchase of high-efficiency Lennox heating, cooling and indoor air quality products for her home.

"Lennox not only received more entries than ever before during the 2014 Energy Saving Superstar Contest, but the most innovative entries this year as well," said Bobby DiFulgentiz, energy efficiency expert at Lennox Industries. "With her unique indoor picnic tip, Robinson was able to show that saving energy doesn't have to be boring or difficult. Since Lennox is a recognized leader in energy-efficient heating, cooling and indoor air quality products, the Robinson family can be confident they're receiving products that will maximize energy savings while also keeping them cool during the long, hot Florida summers for years to come."

The Lennox "Energy Savings Superstar" contest entry period was open from June 30 through Aug. 31, 2014, enabling consumers from around North America to submit their energy-saving idea and a photo depicting them beating the summer heat. Lennox selected two finalists to compete in a head-to-head vote on the company's Facebook page from Sept. 8-14.

The other finalist, Rodney Patrick from Tulsa, Okla., submitted the following energy-saving idea: "The most innovative energy saving method would be adding more insulation in your house, and adding attic vents, which would allow heat to escape. Homes with more insulation can keep the cold in or out, depending on the season. This may be a more pricey option at the get-go, but is definitely a money -- and energy -- saver in the long run."

Robinson garnered the most votes on Facebook, topping Patrick, to become the official Lennox "Energy Savings Superstar."

And the Winner Is...

As part of her entry into the Lennox "Energy Savings Superstar" sweepstakes, Randy Robinson of Pierson, Florida, submitted the following energy-savings tip:

"We like to have a candlelight dinner for the family once a week. We turn down the lights and open the windows for a cool breeze. We eat pre-made picnic food on a checkered tablecloth with the candles in the middle. It is not only fun, but also saves energy by turning off the lights and not cooking."

Ms. Robinson also submitted the following photo of her grandchildren keeping cool in the Florida heat:

About the Lennox "Energy Savings Superstar Contest"

The Lennox "Energy Savings Superstar" contest was part of a special summer-long program aimed to educate consumers on how to be more energy efficient at home. This May, Lennox conducted its "Home Energy Report Card" survey, which provided insight into American homeowners' attitudes toward and understanding of energy efficiency and the steps they take to conserve energy.

For more information about the Lennox "Home Energy Report Card" survey, review the results.

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 has been honored four times by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy as an ENERGY STAR Manufacturing Partner of the Year for its outstanding contribution to developing and promoting energy-efficient products. For more information, visit www.Lennox.com, call 1-800-9-LENNOX, or find us on Facebook, Twitter.

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