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industry-leading whole-house air filtration:
lennox introduces the new healthy climate® 16 (hc16) media air cleaner

DALLAS – February 14, 2006 – Seeking innovation in filtration for a cleaner, healthier home. Homeowners can trust the new Lennox-exclusive Healthy Climate® 16 Media Air Cleaner (HC16) to deliver the highest efficiency in-line media filtration available. The new HC16 has a certified Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) of 16. That means it removes at least 95% of circulated particles (dust and pet dander) and bioaerosols (mold and dust mites) down to .3 microns. According to The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, Exposure to secondhand smoke and indoor allergens — dust mites, animal dander, cockroaches, and mold — can exacerbate asthma symptoms. Exposure to allergens such as dust mites can even cause asthma in children. The HC16 can help reduce these allergens and make the home a better place to breathe. The HC16 is designed to work directly with the home's heating and cooling system to provide cleaner air to the entire home. It installs easily into the ductwork and removes allergy-aggravating irritants that are easily inhaled deep into the lungs. The HC16 does not require an additional power source for installation, but powerfully out-performs even the best room air cleaners. There is no regular cleaning or vacuuming required. Maintenance is performed as a simple, routine filter replacement. The filter life is up to one year, depending on the individual conditions in the home. Unlike many electronic air cleaners, the HC16 does not produce ozone, which is a known lung irritant. In addition, while electronic air cleaners lose efficiency over time, the HC16 maintains, and in some cases, improves in efficiency, as it collects airborne particles. With its Lennox exclusive design, the new HC16 SlimLine Cabinet provides for installations in tight applications where other air cleaners may not fit. The 7-inch cabinet is so well constructed that it will support up to 400 lbs. The Healthy Climate 16 Media Air Cleaner in its SlimLine Cabinet is one more reason why Innovation Never Felt So Good. About Lennox Industries A worldwide leader in residential and commercial heating and air-conditioning systems, Lennox Industries Inc. is based near Dallas, Texas and is a part of Lennox International™ Worldwide Heating & Cooling business segment. Lennox Industries is a subsidiary of Lennox International Inc., which operates in over 100 countries and is a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. Lennox International stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LII". To learn more about Lennox International, visit www.lennoxinternational.com To learn more about Lennox Industries, contact a Lennox field sales representative or visit www.lennox.com.

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