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Dallas, Texas — Feb. 9, 2015 – Lennox highlighted its new VRF technology and Ultra Innovation to a record crowd of 62,000 contractors, engineers, distributors, facility managers, and manufacturers at the recent AHR Expo in Chicago.
Products showcased include Lennox's new VRF technology featuring indoor, outdoor units and controls, Energence Ultra-High-Efficiency units, the Prodigy 2.0 unit controller, the Dave Lennox Signature Collection XC 25/XP 25 AC/heat pumps, and the SunSource Commercial Energy System. Here's a closer look:
Lennox VRF (variable refrigerant flow) technology — the company’s latest business launch — offers systems that require less space, energy, and structural modification than competing systems, providing a flexible, versatile solution ideal for a wide range of buildings, workplaces, offices, and retail environments.
Widely used throughout Europe and Asia, VRF technology is expected to show double-digit growth rates over the next five years.
By offering a building the ability to create localized comfort with independent temperature control, VRF can help every occupant enjoy a perfectly heated, cooled, and humidified area, making customization easy and efficient.
Plus, due to its ability to spread the load throughout the entire building structure, VRF can provide power- and cost-saving advantages.
Finally, Lennox VRF is the only VRF solution that includes the expertise and support of a professional who knows the equipment inside and out, and is always available for advice and consultation.
Energence Ultra-High-Efficiency Units
Lennox's Energence ultra-high-efficiency rooftop units are the industry’s most efficient, lightest, and quietest rooftop units in their class, offering unmatched "intelligence."
These models combine the highest efficiency available on the market with the newly enhanced intelligent Prodigy Control System to achieve a low total cost of ownership.
Designed to help buildings qualify for LEED points, as well as local utility rebates, the ultra-efficient Energence rooftop unit is rated up to 21.5 IEER and 13.9 EER. It helps reduce structural engineering costs by being up to 42 percent lighter weight than competitive units in its class.
For many applications, low-noise units are a necessity, especially in dense urban areas with stringent sound codes. The Energence ultra-high-efficiency units are once again leading the industry with outdoor sound ratings as low as 81 dBA, providing customers with the ideal solution for quiet applications.
Dave Lennox Signature Collection XC25/XP25
With industry-leading efficiencies up to 26 SEER, the Dave Lennox Signature Collection XC25/XP25 offers users significant savings on utility costs and Precise Comfort technology, which maintains a consistent temperature by making tiny, ongoing adjustments to its output throughout the day.
Plus, SilentComfort technology makes the XC25 up to 50 percent quieter than a standard air conditioner. Offering efficiencies up to 23.5 SEER and 10.20 HSPF, the XP25 can help homeowners save hundreds of dollars a year compared to a standard heat pump.
Prodigy 2.0 Unit Controller
Standard on all Lennox Energence rooftop units, the Prodigy Control System is an incredibly flexible and intelligent control system designed to provide reliable operation, maximum efficiency, and comfort.
Its built-in and newly enhanced Prodigy 2.0 unit controller is designed with a more intuitive interface that makes setup, troubleshooting, and servicing easier than ever before with an easy-to-navigate four-line text display.
It also offers more than 250 parameters for customizing comfort in building spaces and over 100 diagnostic fault codes to detect operating issues. A new Prodigy app — available as a free download for any smartphone via iTunes and Google play — speeds up servicing by offering on-the-spot access to helpful resources, such as step-by-step troubleshooting guides, instructional videos, product and technical FAQs, and related technical documents from lennoxcommercial.com.
Finally, the Prodigy 2.0 unit controller integrates easily with major automation protocols BACnet and LonTalk.
SunSource Commercial Energy System
The industry’s first and only solution to integrate directly with solar power, the SunSource Commercial Energy System works exclusively with the Energence premium rooftop unit product line to provide effective efficiency levels of up to 34 SEER, 43 IEER, and beyond.
About Lennox Industries Inc.
A worldwide leader in residential and commercial heating and air conditioning systems, Lennox Industries Inc. is based near Dallas. Deeply committed to helping consumers and businesses reduce energy needs and lessen their environmental impact, the company offers a wide range of resources for improving efficiency, including a selection of ENERGY STAR qualified products.
For more information, visit www.lennox.com.