Are you interested in learning about the following Lennox heat pump models?
1. Dave Lennox Signature Collection
2. Elite Series
3. Merit Series
Each heat pump carries typical data we all want to know.....energy efficiency......cooling capacity.......and more.
This is discussed below, as well as what makes each model unique and special when compared to equivalent competitor models.
The Dave Lennox Signature Collection produces two models:
The difference between these two models:
It is good to note that this Lennox heat pump received a prestigious Energy Star label:
Most Efficient 2012 Energy Star Label
The XP17 Lennox heat pump received:
Most Efficient 2013 Energy Star Label
.....So the Dave Lennox Signature Collection is one of the most energy efficient in its class!
Lennox offers a solar powered heat pump. The solar modules provide the power required to operate the heat pump. The owner can purchase the SunSource® Solar Ready option and add as many Lennox solar modules as desired.
What if the heat pump is not energized?
The power is then fed to other devices in the home that require electrical energy.
What if the solar modules produce more power than required for the heat pump and all other devices in your home?
It can be fed to the utility company. The utility company will then pay you for providing electrical power!
Note too: for using a solar powered heat pump you may be eligible for tax credits and rebates. Check with a local tax accountant to see if you qualify.
The Dave Lennox Signature Collection also boasts one of the quietest residential heat pumps available on the market today. This series ranges from 63-73 dB, depending on the model and cooling capacity.
If your home has a tendency to experience moisture, mold, or mildew problems you may want to consider adding on the Lennox Humiditrol system with your heat pump.
This technology does reduce the efficiency of the heat pump slightly when Humiditrol is in use. However, regulating humidity creates a healthier breathing zone for occupants and it is better for durability of the home.
One last note that some may consider to be a minor detail.....Lennox has (in our opinion) one the most comprehensive owner's manual on the market!
The XP21 offers 2,3,4 and 5 TR (tons of refrigeration) models and the XP17 offers a wider selection of 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4 and 5 TR models.
The cooling efficiency SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) can reach up to 19.2 for the XP21 and 17.7 for the XP17.
The heating efficiency HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor) can reach up to 9.7 for the XP21 and 9.5 for the XP17.
As mentioned above, the XP21 uses two stage compressor technology and the XP17 uses a single stage compressor.
Both models operate with a R-410a scroll compressor.
Both models have the exact same dimensions:
Length: 35.5 inches
Width: 39.5 inches
Height: 37-47 inches (depending upon the cooling capacity of the unit).
The weight for the Lennox heat pump is not published online.
The heat pump frame is constructed with a heavy gauge galvanized steel with a baked powder finish.
Also the base is reinforced with a corrosion resistant zinc coating.
The XP21 noise ranges from 67-73 dB and the XP17 noise ranges from 63 - 73 dB.
All Lennox models are ETL listed.
Dave Lennox Signature Collection comes with a 10 year compressor and parts warranty, as well as a 20 year heat exchanger warranty (this could be a lifetime warranty depending on the model).
Lennox also offers other extended warranties that could potentially cover parts and labor:
Lennox manufacturers three models within its Elite Series....the middle tier offering.
The Elite Series differs from the Dave Lennox Signature Collection in the following ways:
However, the Elite Series includes the following unique features:
Each Elite Series Lennox heat pump model comes in a variety of cooling capacities:
The SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) for each model is listed below. The ranges are listed as maximum SEER values for each size configuration:
The HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor) for each model is also listed below:
The Elite Series Lennox heat pump uses a R-410a scroll compressor. The XP16 comes with a two stage compressor system and the XP14 and XP13 are both single stage.
Each model comes in the following dimensions:
The noise emitting from each model of the Elite Series is quite average when compared to the competition:
The sound levels above range from a loud conversation to the sound of a dishwasher in a kitchen, or normal level of music in a living space.
The Elite Series is UL/cUL listed.
This Lennox heat pump comes with a 10 year compressor warranty,a 5 year parts warranty, and a 10 year or limited heat exchanger warranty (depending upon the model).
Also offered are other extended warranties for purchase:
The Merit Series is Lennox's most cost effective option. This low-end model is still efficient enough to bear the Energy Star label, but does not carry many extra features.
Here are a few features that are worth considering:
There are a number of features that are not included in the Merit Series also:
The Lennox Merit 14HPX and 13HPX models are available in the following sizes:
Efficiency is what drives the price of heat pumps. So since this is the low end model for Lennox, these heat pumps are the most inefficient. However, they still qualify for an Energy Star label. So even the most inefficient model available is often as much as 3 times more efficient than older, existing equipment.
The Lennox Merit Series publishes the following minimum energy efficiency numbers (these values are published as "minimum" values so as to maintain an Energy Star label):
It is worth noting that the 13HPX Lennox heat pump is more efficient in heating than the 14HPX.
The Merit Series comes with a R-410a, single stage scroll compressor.
The dimensions of each Merit Series model is as follows:
Lennox does not publish the weight of each Merit model.
The 14HPX and 13HPX is published to emit a noise equivalent to 76 dB.
This Lennox heat pump is listed by UL/cUL.
See the discussion above regarding the lack of a compressor warranty on this model.
The part warranty is 5 years but can be increased to 10 years with a product registration or you may choose to cover the heat pump with a purchased extended warranty. This purchased extended warranty could increase the duration of the part warranty and provide a labor warranty of up to 12 years.
Do you have some experience to share regarding your Lennox heat pump? Please let us know what model you have and what you think about it!
For more information, on the Platinum, Gold, and Silver Series visit the official website for the Lennox heat pump.