Lennox Introduces New Line Of Residential Standby Generators To Provide Reliable Automatic Back Up Power During Power OutagesGenerators Minimize Disruptions by Restoring Power to an Entire Home in as Little as 10 Seconds

    January, 2011 – Whether the result of bad weather or overloaded power grids, unexpected power outages affect 3.5 million Americans every week, according to the Electric Power Research Institute. To supply safe, reliable backup power to homes in the event of a power outage and give homeowners added peace of mind, Lennox Industries – a leading provider of customized home comfort systems and indoor air quality products – has introduced a new line of residential generators.

    The new generators, which are available in three different sizes to match a home's specific power needs, automatically restore power in as little as 10 seconds and are 10 times quieter than comparable generators. Designed for permanent outdoor installation, the generators connect to a home's natural gas or propane fuel source, providing homeowners with a cleaner, more stable source of power (compared with portable generators) that will keep the lights on and keep a home's heating and cooling system, electronics, and appliances running like normal.

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    "Whether you're sitting in sweltering heat following a hurricane or tossing out spoiled food from the refrigerator in the middle of a blackout, power outages are inconvenient, uncomfortable and can cause a number of hassles for homeowners -- not to mention the financial losses for those who work from home or are forced to stay in hotels during extended outages," said Chris Spencer, residential generator product manager with Lennox Industries. "However, the interruptions caused by unexpected power outages can be avoided with a reliable standby generator. And unlike portable generators, a standby generator is always ready – you don't have to be at home to turn it on, you don't have to worry about power cords, and you don't have to fill any gas tanks." The new line of Lennox residential generators, which are available through Lennox heating and cooling product dealers nationwide, offer a number of benefits, including:

    • Reliable Performance. Available in three sizes – 12 kW, 17 kW and 30 kW – to accommodate homes of different sizes, the generators are designed to provide commercial-grade power and dependable protection during a power outage. The most commonly installed model, the Lennox RGEN17 model (17 kW), is able to power homes up to 4,000 square feet, including large appliances like central air conditioning systems and refrigerators, as well as electronics, such as televisions and computers.
    • Quieter Operation. Lennox residential generators feature sleek, weather-resistant sound enclosures that keep operating noise levels at a minimum. Most people never notice they are there.
    • Safer Power. The generators deliver clean power and stable voltage that won't harm sophisticated electronics and appliances, offering a safer alternative to portable generators and cheaper retail standby generators.
    • Automatic Diagnostic Testing. All Lennox residential generators also perform a self diagnostics test each week to ensure that the unit will provide peak performance when needed.

    For more information about Lennox residential generators and installation costs, homeowners can contact their local Lennox dealer, visit Lennox.com or call 1-800-9-LENNOX.

    Lennox Industries is a leading provider of customized home comfort systems, residential generators and indoor air quality products that are designed to deliver customized comfort, efficiency and functionality, with the most innovative and reliable features available. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have selected Lennox as an ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year four out of six years for its outstanding contribution to developing and promoting energy-efficient products. For more information about Lennox home comfort products, visit www.Lennox.com or call 1-800-9-LENNOX.