Every time I check out at Costco, I pass a display of Lennox coolers as I head towards the exit. The units blast quietly, cool air onto those who pass by and offer relief from California's hot days. Most of the time I just walk by, but this time however, I stopped and looked at the cooling unit a bit closer and share what I learned after speaking to a Lennox representative.video Block Double-click here to add a video by URL or embed code. Learn more.
Lennox Residential has heating, cooling and air quality systems, actually the rep said Lennox makes the Ultimate Comfort System™. It’s the most advanced, most efficient, most capable heating and air-conditioning system (HVAC) ever created. Because of the most advanced technology Lennox has ever assembled into one system, the system is a trend setter in the industry. One that redefines precision, consistency and comfort.
You want Smart? Lennox iComfort Wifi® technology allows you to control your HVAC system remotely from your phone whether you’re in bed or at the airport. Your beautiful windows just sit there.
You want Quiet? While bigger and more powerful than your dishwasher, Lennox HVAC with SilentComfort™ technology is just as quiet, so you can peacefully enjoy your home.
You want Comfort? Of course you do, that’s why you have an HVAC system. But a Lennox HVAC system allows you to precisely control the temperature and humidity in every room in your house and eliminate impurities in the air. Your fancy stove needs that kind of technology.
You want efficient? Nothing is more important to reducing utility bills and environmental impact than your HVAC system. Lennox offers the most energy-efficient system in the world. That tankless hot water heater doesn’t compare.
You want to help the environment? A front-loading washer/dryer will not save the planet. Lennox SunSource® is the only HVAC system that can be powered directly by solar panels to reduce bills and environmental impact and has taken taken their technology one step further.
Lennox air conditioning and heating products provide industry firsts with the SunSource Home Energy System, most energy-efficient products and reliable warranties.
For this particular campaign the Lennox company wanted to introduce the iComfort® S30 The iComfort® S30 is a wireless-enabled touchscreen thermostat. It controls your entire system from the wall, like a standard thermostat, while also allowing you to monitor and adjust your temperature from anywhere in the world, using smartphone, tablet or laptop. Remote access, along with live weather forecast and automatic updates, offers a level of convenience that goes beyond what’s possible with a standard thermostat.
Alerts and reminders sent to you via email or accessed through your mobile app tell you if there’s a problem with your system or maintenance is required. With your permission, messages can be sent to your Lennox dealer. The Smart Away™ mode uses your mobile phone’s GPS to sense when you come and go, adjusting the temperatures accordingly to save energy and maximize comfort. The FEELS LIKE™ temperature takes into account temperature and humidity to make your home feel exactly like you want it. So 72 degrees feels like 72 degrees. The Allergen Defender monitors the air quality and pollen levels of your local ZIP code and automatically turns the fan on to clean your home’s air when outdoor levels are high. http://www.lennox.com/icomforts30/
Lennox Residential has heating, cooling and air quality systems. Lennox air conditioning and heating products provide industry firsts with the SunSource Home Energy System, most energy-efficient products and reliable warranties. For this particular campaign the Lennox company wanted to stress one of the key features of their products which is it's quietness. That's why I absolutely love the idea of the dragon in the commercial. Dragon's do not like to be disturbed! You do remember what happened to the hobbit when he woke the dragon,right?! All mayhem broke loose and well that's how I feel when I turn on our air conditioning system. Because of the size of our home, we need two units and when they run it first sounds like a jet engine is starting up to roar. Now multiply that by two and gone is the peace and quiet I need to think and paint!
After seeing the video and the much sleeker design of the Lennox air conditioning unit I was also reminded of my sad attempt to make my two A/C units look nicer. To the utmost shock of my husband, I painted both of those ugly A/C units green, right after we moved in. I think that's almost 20 years ago! Since I got into sooo much trouble for doing that, ever since then I just keep trying to hide them behind plants. There is a restraining order out on me getting anywhere near those units with a paint brush! Don't believe me? Just look at the photo below and see for yourself. Everytime I walk past those A/C units I cringe and now that I have spend some time learning about the Lennox Air Conditioning systems , the difference between the monstrous green old units and the new sleek looking Lennox unit, becomes even more apparent.
Another reason the campaign has resonated with me so much is this. For the last couple of summers, the dragon in my home, also knows as dear hubby, has been spewing fire everytime he hears the a/c running, because it reminds him of our out of control, high electric bill. So instead of running our a/c we fan ourselves and each other or jump in the pool! I know, it's ridiculous to have an two air conditioning units that you cannot run, but our bills sky rocket the minute we try to keep the a/c on, and it just doesn't make sense. That's why I have been looking for more efficient cooling systems like the Lennox Elite Series XC16 for example, which provides a two stage design. The Lennox A/C units distinguish between mild and extremely hot days, using only the energy necessary to keep you comfortable. By mostly running at low stages, the A/C unit avoids temperature swings in order to reduce energy usage that lead to those crazy spikes on our utility bills. With efficiency ratings up to 17.20 SEER (Stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), money can be saved on utility bills. My sanity will definitely be saved and our homely dragon won't even notice when we are cooling down the house, which probably will add many years to his life expectancy due to reduced stress!
Back to SEER, that's worth investigating more. So the idea behind a energy efficient unit is to find one that has a rating higher than 13.00 SEER. The higher this number is the more energy you can save. The Lennox XC16 carries ratings as high as 17.20. Lennox product have earned the Energy Star, which means they have met or exceeded guidelines set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
A Friendlier Refrigerant
The XC16 has a scroll compressor which uses chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant., which meets the U.S. EPA's most stringent environmental guidelines. Lennox was one of the first HVCA manufacturers that developed R-410A as an alternative to R-22 (freon).
Allergy Relief on Warm Days
Everyone in our home has allergies that flare up at different times of the year. The XC16 is designed to work with the Humiditrol whole-home dehumidification system. The humiditrol technology helps reduce humid conditions ( oh it gets humid in So CAL!) and it lessens the potential for mold and mildew growth.
So my next campaign will be fought at the home front! I need to start convincing hubby that our old units can be retired. Until 2016 it is possible to receive an Energy Tax Credit . The U.S. government offers a tax credit (Solar Tax Credit, 25D) for up to 9% of the total retail cost of the solar-ready heat pump or air conditioner that’s at the heart of the SunSource®Home Energy System, when applying solar modules. Also covered under 25D, 30% of the cost with no upper limit on solar module installation. Very well worth looking into!
Lennox offers a Spring Promotion for both U.S. & Canada! Now, through June 12. you can save up to $1,700 on qualifying systems. (U.S. PROMO,) and for (CANADA PROMO) you can save up to $1,800 on qualifying systems through June 12,2015.