A heat pump is one of the most efficient systems for heating your home. With a heat pump, you will not need to have a humidifier to eliminate the feeling of dry air caused by furnaces. It is also one of the best solutions to lower your electricity bill. If you are looking for a heat pump, Lennox Heat Pump is one of the best brands that are available in the market.
This premium brand has been proved for the energy-saving efficiency by receiving Energy Star rating in 2012, 2013 and 2019 for the most efficient heat pumps worldwide. Numerous Lennox heat pump reviews praised that Lennox’s products are the quietest.
During summer, this heat pump functions just like an air conditioner that will cool the temperature inside your house and During colder months, it will work reverse and will heat indoors. Lennox heat pump prices worth with its excellent performance, advanced features and 18-25 years of durability.
Lennox Heat Pump Features, Pros and Cons
Lennox heat pump has advanced features which make it as a leading brand for heat pump system. Lennox offers advanced features and combines them with modern technology. First, some of the products are compatible with SunSource® technology.
This technology allows to reduce costs of cooling and heating up to a half than a regular heat pump. Second, the Lennox heat pump has dual-fuel capability. It can be combined with a Lennox furnace so it could reduce gas fuel consumption.
Third, Lennox heat pumps offer efficient energy-saving, effective temperature as well as humidity control. it features the Humiditrol system which is superior humidity control. Some products could be pared with iComfort® S30 thermostat, which is humidity control based on your location. Fourth, the heat pumps units are supported with advanced diagnostic control boards. This function helps to reduce downtime of the unit.
There are lots of good reviews for the Lennox heat pump, makes it one of the well-known brands of the heat pump. Most customers who use the Lennox heat pump praised the significant decreasing of the electricity bill. As mentioned in the Lennox website, their best model, Dave Lennox Signature Collection XP25 could save around 56% of the electricity bill.
Lennox is the only heat pump brand which has solar panel feature. It makes Lennox has a higher efficiency than other brands. With solar power, you could control your house climate with this unit. The superior humidity control is also good to reduce the chance of moulding as well to have a better air quality inside of your home. This heat pump also offers the maximum comfort because it is extremely quiet, 50% quieter than other standard heat pumps.
However, there are several cons regarding Lennox heat pumps. The SunSource® technology is not a built-in function, therefore if you want it to be installed, you will need to spend more thousands of dollars. However, the government usually supports a solar-supported unit which could affect federal and state tax credit rebate up to 25%.
Customers also complain about the difficulties of finding replacement parts. Since the parts from other heat pumps could not be used in Lennox heat pump, sometimes contractors need a longer time to get the parts. Other problems, some of the products are stopped being produced which means customers need to buy a new heat pump because of unavailable parts.
Lennox is a premium brand which costs more expensive than standard heat pumps brands. To have an installed Lennox XP25, it costs around USD$ 13,990. You will also need to pay a monthly fee for its communicating system in their high-end models. If you have a plan to stay for more than 10 years in your house, it is worth the money. However, you may need to reconsider if you have a plan to move in less than 5 years.
Installation is the most important factors on having an efficient heat pump with excellent performance. Few technicians mentioned that the installation of Lennox heat pump is complex. Therefore, select carefully the contractor team that you will hire.
Lennox Heat Pump Model Reviews
Merit Series targets the budget-conscious customers who are looking for an affordable price but giving a great performance. This introductory product line from Lennox could give up to 38% cooling savings and have a single-stage operation. Merit Series offers efficiency rating up to 16 SEER / 8.2 – 9 HSPF. There are three models of Merit Series available: ML16XP1, ML14XP1 and 14PX.
This mid-level series from Lennox offers up to 38- 50% cooling savings. There are 6 models available for this series. Please find below the comparison of each product from Elite Series.
|Model||Efficiency Rating (SEER/ HSPF)||Cooling Savings||Stages of Cooling|
|XP20||Up to 20 SEER/10 HSPF||50% per year||Variable-capacity Operation|
|XP16||Up to 17SEER/9.5 HSPF||41% per year||Multistage|
|EL16XP1||Up to 16 SEER/ 9.5 HSPF||38% per year||Single-stage|
|EL15XP1||Up to 16 SEER/ 9 HSPF||38% per year||Single-stage|
|XP14||Up to 16 SEER/ 9.5 HSPF||38% per year||Single-stage|
|16HPX||Up to 17SEER/9.5 HSPF||41% per year||Multistage|
All product except 16HPX includes 10 years limited warranty for the compressor and 5 years limited warranty for covered components. 16HPX has 5 years limited warranty for compressor and covered components.
The Dave Lennox Signature Series offers three models, XP25, XP21 and SL18XP1. As the top model from this series, XP25 offers the most efficient and precise heat pump with an efficiency rating up to 23.25 SEER/10.2 HSPF.
With 56% cooling saving per year, this model is the most efficient compared to other Lennox models. It has a variable-capacity operation as stages of cooling and extremely quiet as low as 58db.
XP21 offers multi-stages of cooling operation with an efficiency rating up to 19.2 SEER/9.7 HSPF. It offers 48% cooling saving per year. SL18XP1 is a single heat pump from this series and it offers 44% cooling saving per year. It has energy efficiency rating up to 18.5 SEER/10.2 HSPF
Lennox Heat Pump Prices by Model
The prices of Lennox Heat Pump are various depends on the series and models. The prices below are the estimation price and include 1,300 up to 1,500 cfm air handlers, heat pump thermostat and 3-ton condenser to be placed outdoor. Please note that Lennox solar panel is not included, and it will require extra costs for purchase and installation.
For Dave Lennox Signature series, the price for Lennox XP25 is around USD$ 5,540. Total price for system and installation costs around USD$ 13,900. The second model from Dave Lennox Signature series is Lennox XP21 which costs approximately USD$ 11,150 for system installed or USD$ 4,645 for system only.
The Elite Series is the mid-level price among other Lennox series. The highest price for the elite series is Lennox XP20 with USD$ 4,250 for system only or USD$9,700 for system and installation. Price for Lennox XP16 is around USD$ 3,050 or USD$ 8,650 for the installation and system.
Other option from Elite series, if you are looking for a cheaper price, is Lennox XP 15 or Lennox XP 14. Price for Lennox XP15 is USD$ 2,810 for system only or USD$ 8,290 for system and installation. Next, Lennox XP 14 is slightly cheaper than Lennox XP15. You could have the system only from this model for USD$ 2,810 or USD$ 8,290 for system and installation.
Merit Series as the most affordable option among other series offers. For example, the price for a Lennox 14HPX system only is around USD$ 2,580. Total price for system and installation will be around USD$ 6,150.
To get the best price for a Lennox heat pump, you will need to compare several contractors for the installation quotation. Nevertheless, never take inexperienced contractor since installation quality is one the most important key for a heat pump to run effectively. You also will need to check the updated tax credit and rebates for your heat pump.
Lennox Heat Pump Prices by Size
To choose the right Lennox heat pump, you will need to know several factors before you decide to purchase one of the series. For example, if your house is located in hot and very cold climates, a Signature series will be the best model for you. However, if you live in moderate weather, Merit or Elite Series will be the best options.
Next step in choosing the right Lennox heat pump, you will need to contact an HVAC contractor to measure the right size of a heat pump that your house will need. Manual J calculation will be used by an HVAC contractor to give the right capacity recommendation of a heat pump. It helps the contractor to know the thermal characteristic of the ceiling, window, door, wall and floor of a house.
Other factors that could affect on load calculation are lights, appliances, the direction of a house related to sun orientation and geographic location. This complex inputs and calculation will be done by an HVAC contractor; therefore, they will do a survey first to determine the right size of a heat pump that you will need.
Below are the Lennox heat pump prices from the heaviest size (5-ton) to the lightest size (1.5 ton). Price is based on Lennox XP 16 with a 3-ton condenser, air handler (1300 – 1400 cfm) and thermostat.
|Heat Pump Size||System Only||System + Installation|
|5 ton (2,601-3,200 sf house size)||USD$ 3,950||USD$ 9,300|
|4 ton (2,201-2,600 sf house size)||USD$ 3,550||USD$ 8,770|
|3.5 ton (1,901-2,200 sf house size)||USD$ 3,220||USD$ 8,290|
|3 ton (1,601-1,900 sf house size)||USD$ 2,950||USD$ 8,150|
|2.5 ton (1,301-1,600 sf house size)||USD$ 2,850||USD$ 7,530|
|2 ton (1,001-1,300 sf house size)||USD$ 2,510||USD$ 7,250|
|1.5 ton (600-1,000 sf house size)||USD$ 2,350||USD$ 6,650|