Lennox Elite Central Air Conditioners

Lennox Elite Air Conditioner Overview

The Lennox Elite series of air conditioners is comprised of three Energy Star qualified units — the XC13, XC14 and XC16. The XC13 has an efficiency rating of up to 15.5 SEER, while the XC14 and XC16 have efficiency ratings of 16 SEER and 17.2 SEER. The XC16 features two-stage cooling, while the XC13 and XC14 are equipped with single-stage compressors. The heavy gauge, stainless steel cabinet features a baked-on powder finish to resist rust and corrosion, and basepan drain holes prevent moisture from building up. The Elite air conditioner is designed to work with the Humidtrol whole-home dehumidification system and uses chlorine-free R-410A refrigerant.

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  • #10 of 22 Lennox Air Conditioner
  • 16.67% of customers recommended

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Lennox Elite Air Conditioner Reviews

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Very Unsatisfied

Lennox Elite new full system bought 5/30/07 from Bullard A/C in Bullard, Texas. Found flat on freon 7/07 when called. New condensing unit installed in 2009 and now (today, 8/1/10 a new fan motor.) This unit was $6921.00 and we feel that none of our neighbors have had this type of problem with other units that were even less expensive. I have worked for a Lennox dealer and always stood by Lennox. I will not recommend this product, at the present time. This is not any better than some used units. We feel this was a complete lemon and we should be reimbursed for a portion) even though it is under warranty, except for labor!) Labor is expensive too! Bullard A/C has been very cooperative and could not be a better business operated service. Fortunately, we have an rv where we stayed in while unit was out. My husband just had open heart surgery and has had heart problems. We can not rely on this type of unit.

Mr./Mrs. Durward Carter

"Lennox not "elite""

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

5 yrs 6months old. hvac guys love Lennox because of the service calls. Bought "Elite". Coil leaks every where 6 months out of warranty, local guy thought we had a 10 year warranty not 5 years. Very unhappy, unit was loud , Lennox no help ,my 2nd unit is a Trane 14 years old still working great. I'm going to replace Lennox with a Trane or Goodman all cheaply made to be replaced every 8 years instead of 20. a/c guys are a rip off


Other Elite Reviews

A consumer trying to decide between the Elite XC13 and a similar Carrier air conditioner on gardenweb.com was advised by two contributors to go with the Elite. Reasons listed included the superior coil and warranty.

Elite Warranty

The warranty for the Lennox Elite air conditioner is comprised of the following:

  • 10-year limited warranty on the compressor
  • 5-year limited warranty on parts

An Extended Limited warranty and a Complete Care Plus Extended warranty, which covers parts and labor, are also available.

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