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Home Comfort System
Your home comfort system is essential to keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. It also helps protect you from allergens and pollutants year round. A home comfort system is made up of four major components: a thermostat, a furnace, an air conditioner or a heat pump and an indoor air quality system.
How does a home comfort system work?
Starting with the thermostat, the command center for your comfort system, when the temperature inside drops below or rises above the thermostat setting, the thermostat signals your comfort system to kick on or increase power.
In the case of the furnace, whenever the temperature gets too cold, the thermostat starts the fan motor so that the system’s fan can begin drawing room air through vents and duct work. When air reaches the furnace cabinet, it passes through a filter, air cleaner or other air quality system. It also moves through a heat exchanger, which warms the air. Then, heated air is blown back into ducts and living areas.
During summer months, the furnace is still working, even though it’s not heating rooms or burning fuel. It acts as an air delivery system for the air conditioner, located outside the home.
So how does the air get cooled?
When the thermostat senses the temperature is too warm, it activates the air conditioner compressor, which pumps refrigerant through a loop of piping that runs between the outside air-conditioning unit and indoor cooling coil. As refrigerant passes through the cooling coil, typically installed on top of the furnace, heat is extracted from the indoor air circulating around it. The furnace blower then sends the conditioned air to living spaces through duct work.
That’s basically how a home comfort system works. Keep in mind, not all systems are created equal. With a Lennox home comfort system, you can enjoy the highest possible degree of comfort, energy efficiency and customizable control.
Air Conditioners – XC21
The Dave Lennox Signature®
Collection XC21 air conditioner uses the most innovative features available to deliver the most quiet and efficient central air conditioner you can buy*. It provides ultra-high efficiency cooling with two stages of operation. It runs at low stage 80% of the time to reduce energy costs and sound levels.
*A combination of sound ratings established per ARI’s test standard: 270; and efficiency ratings established per ARI’s test standard: ANSI/ARI 210/240-2005.
Furnaces – G71MPP
The Dave Lennox Signature® Collection G71MPP variable-capacity gas furnace has an industry-leading innovative design for precise comfort and efficiency. The variable-capacity gas valve adjusts capacity output in 1% increments to maintain precise temperatures throughout the home without over-conditioning or wasting energy. With an efficiency rating of 95% AFUE, the G71MPP is the quietest furnace you can buy* – and one of the most efficient!
*Based on sound pressure levels during steady-state, high-fire and low-fire operation of Lennox G71MPP-36B-070 and leading competitive units at mid-point temperature rise and minimum external static pressure when set up per Section 4.5.3 of ARI 260.
Furnaces – G60V
The G60V furnace has outstanding features for exceptional comfort and efficiency.
Furnaces – G61V
The G61V furnace has outstanding features for exceptional comfort and efficiency.
Indoor Air Quality System – Humiditrol® Whole-Home Dehumidification System
Whole-Home Dehumidification System manages the moisture in your homes air for greater comfort and improved indoor air quality. It also helps make you air healthier by minimizing the impact of many potential indoor pollutants.
Indoor Air Quality System PureAir – Air Purification System
The PureAirâ„¢ Air Purification System cleans the air in your home better than any other single system you can buy. It helps control everything from microscopic dust mites and mold spores to infectious bacteria and viruses. And it’s the only indoor air quality system that safely removes and destroys odors and chemical vapors. It uses patented photocatalyic technology to filter, purify and freshen the air, and it combines these capabilities into one integrated system.
icomfort Touch Thermostat
The easy-to-use icomfort Touch™ thermostat is the “brain” of the icomfort by Lennox system, sensing the environment and optimizing Dave Lennox Signature® Collection flagship heating, cooling and humidity-control products to deliver the highest level of comfort and innovation you’ve ever experienced.
The icomfort Touch is designed with intuitive, menu-driven programming screens that make it easy to create a heating or cooling schedule that matches your comfort level and lifestyle needs. Plus, the icomfort Touch can be programmed to conserve energy.
Comfort Controls – ComfortSense® 7000 Series Touchscreen Thermostat
The ComfortSense® 7000 Series Touchscreen Thermostat controls every heating and cooling system in your home, offering precise humidity and temperature control and easy touchscreen operation.