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iComfort Touch™ Touchscreen Thermostat Receives 2010 Dealer Design Award from ACHR News

RICHARDSON, TX—Lennox International was recognized for excellence in product design in the sixth annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine, the leading trade magazine in the HVAC and refrigeration industries. An independent panel of 30 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 114 entries from different industry brands. 

The iComfort Touch Touchscreen Thermostat was the Silver Award Winner in the Residential Controls category. The thermostat was developed to give homeowners the ultimate in effortless, intuitive programming, and offers an automatic changeover feature that decides between heating and cooling, humidification and dehumidification, depending on outdoor temperatures and indoor setpoints.

"There are lots of features that consumers love in this product, but dealers are also really appreciative of specific elements like the four-wire design and auto-configuration that make installation easier than ever before," said Tom Kerber, Director of Product Management, Controls. "We also added self-diagnostic alerts to make troubleshooting fast and simple, and improve our service and maintenance accuracy. That is a value that both dealers and consumers quickly recognize in the sales process and over the lifespan of the product." 

The large touchscreen and digital display are simple to read and easy to navigate with a blue background and white alpha-numerics, while a series of tabs prompt the homeowner to select his or her programming preferences in seven-, five- or two-day settings. And an onscreen prompt serves as a reminder when it's time for regular maintenance and filter changes. 

News Publisher John Conrad stated, "These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions." The thermostat also communicates with other Lennox icomfort-enabled equipment through the electronic exchange of information to maximize efficiency and create an optimal indoor airflow and even temperature. It is covered by a five-year limited warranty on components.

About Lennox Industries

Lennox Industries is a leading provider of customized home comfort systems and indoor air quality products that are designed to deliver customized comfort, efficiency and functionality, with the most innovative and reliable features available. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have selected Lennox as an ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year four out of six years for its outstanding contribution to developing and promoting energy-efficient products. For more information about Lennox home comfort products, visit www.Lennox.com or call 1-800-9-LENNOX.

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