This Lennox air handlers guide includes an overview of all models and their key features. A table with Lennox air handler prices is below. We’ve prepared guides for the three leading competitor brands to Lennox for you to compare features and prices:
Our Air Handler Buying Guide is a good place to start your research, if you’re looking for information on air handler basics, leading brands and their costs.
Lennox air handlers support all HVAC brand equipment, though they are most often installed with other Lennox components.
Introduction to Lennox Air Handlers
Lennox makes eight air handler models in three series, Lennox Signature (Best), Lennox Elite (mid-level air handlers) and Merit (economy models). This table lists models and features, and it’s a good place to begin your comparison of Lennox vs. Trane, Carrier and Goodman.
|Model||Blower Speed||Capacity/BTUH||Coil||Recommended Control||Communicating||System Options|
|Signature CBX40UHV||Variable||24,000-60,000||Aluminum||iComfort S30||Yes||Electric|
|Signature CBX32MV||Variable||18,000-68,000||Aluminum||iComfort S30||Yes||Electric|
1). System Options: All Lennox air handlers except Signature CBWMV are built to work with an AC or heat pump. The Signature CBWMV works only with a boiler. All models offer electric resistance heat strips in 5kW to 20kW packages as an option to be used as supplemental or emergency heat.
2). Communicating HVAC systems: The iComfort S30 and other iComfort thermostats are communicating controls, so the wiring is different than standard thermostat wiring. The thermostat takes in data from outdoor and indoor temperature sensors and the HVAC components to know whether heating or cooling is required. This means that one wire can deliver the command to heat or cool rather than requiring separate wires. A communicating thermostat will only work with communicating equipment, and the opposite is true – non-communicating equipment must be controlled with a non-communicating thermostat (iComfort models are the only communicating Lennox thermostats).
3). BTUH/Tons: Air handlers, also called fan coils, are rated by the BTUs per hour (BTUH) they can move. Some brands list them by BTUH. To compare, 12,000 BTUH = 1 ton.
Lennox Air Handler Features Analysis
The Elite and Merit Series coils (branded Quantum coils) have a copper core surrounded with aluminum tubes and fins. The connections to the copper core are also copper to eliminate the chance of corrosion caused by joining dissimilar metals. This allows the use of these less expensive cores without the risk of corrosion causing expensive repair issues.
The Signature CBWMV is designed for hydronic systems only. Hot water from a boiler enters the air handler and passes over the heat exchanger to heat air circulated through the system by the blower.
Signature Series Lennox air handlers are equipped with extra-thick insulation to dampen operating noise, so they are quieter than most air handlers.
Like most brands, Lennox makes Wi-Fi controls, the iComfort Series, that allow you to monitor and control your HVAC system from your phone, tablet or computer using the free app available for Android and iOS. The iComfort Series also works with Amazon Alexa and Echo devices to provide hands-free voice control such as, “Alexa, set the thermostat to 72 degrees.”
Lennox Air Hander (Fan Coil Unit) Prices by Models
Lennox prices are among the highest in the industry, but its air handlers are considered better than average for quality and reliability. As a reminder, see our Guides to Carrier, Trane and Goodman air handlers to compare models including air handler prices.
Lennox Fan Coils Models
Total Cost with Installation
Note: The Above cost is based on 3 ton air handler unit.
Expect estimates of $1,200-$2,100 for the installation of your Lennox air handler. The price includes refrigerant lines, charging the system with R-410A refrigerant and the cost of setting and wiring the air handler, connecting it to the ductwork and tuning the air handler for optimal performance working with other system components.
Lennox Air Handler (Fan Coil Unit) Prices by Size
Air Handler Size
Total Cost with Installation
|1.5 ton||600-1000 sf||$705||
$880 to $1,855
|2 ton||1001-1300 sf||$810||
$1,010 to $1,985
|2.5 ton||1301-1600 sf||$900||
$1,120 to $2,055
|3 ton||1601-1900 sf||$1,000||
$1,205 to $2,285
|3.5 ton||1901-2200 sf||$1,160||$1,360 to $2,390|
|4 ton||2201-2600 sf||$1,330||$1,570 to $2,520|
|5 ton||2601-3200 sf||$1,560||$1,750 to $2,780|
Note: The Above cost is based on Lennox Elite Series model.
How to Get the Best Lennox Air Handler Prices
Making it your top priority to get the lowest price on installation could lead to problems. Cheap contractors often cut corners or don’t size the unit properly, and these issues lead to mechanical failure and a house that isn’t as comfortable as it should be.
Firstly, When you looking for the best deals for air handler, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for residential HVAC project.
- So never sacrifice contractor quality for lower price.
- Secondly, remember to look up the latest tax credit and rebates.
- Thirdly, ask for at least 3 bids before you make the decision. You can click here to get 3 free estimates for you local contractor, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.
At last, once you chose the right contractor, remember to use the tactics from this guide: Homeowners Tactics When Negotiating with HVAC Dealer to get the final best price.