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Oct. 20, 2008: Lennox Introduces Solar-Assisted Residential Heating and Cooling System

October 20, 2008
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DALLAS - Lennox Industries, a subsidiary of Lennox International Inc. (LII), has unveiled SunSource™, an integrated solar-assisted residential heating and cooling system that will be available to the public in 2009. Using a patent-pending technology developed specifically for use in residential applications, the Lennox SunSource can help reduce peak demand, increase energy efficiency, and maintain homeowner comfort, says the company.

“Lennox is a recognized and respected innovator in the heating and cooling industry, and with the introduction of the Lennox SunSource we are furthering our commitment to innovation and energy efficiency,” said Doug Young, president and COO, LII Residential Heating & Cooling.

According to Lennox, the SunSource integrates solar power by using a single 190-watt solar panel which provides power to assist the fan motor that moves air across the outdoor coil. Even on days with limited sun exposure, the SunSource takes advantage of the available solar resources and reduces energy usage. To match the expected gains in energy efficiency, a conventional outdoor residential air conditioning unit would have to almost double in size, says the company.

Integrating solar power into other components of a typical home comfort system - including indoor motors, compressors, indoor air quality products, and thermostats - is currently being evaluated.

“The Lennox SunSource is another step towards the acceptance of single-point solar technology applications,” said Young. “This unique application specifically targets reducing peak demand, while improving energy efficiency and maintaining comfort. Together with the electric industry and the support of our outstanding North American dealer network, we can begin to make a significant positive change in 2009.”

For additional information, visit www.lennoxinternational.com.

Publication date: 10/20/2008

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