Lennox Heat Pump Prices and Reviews 2024

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Lennox is one of the leading manufacturers of equipment for improving indoor comfort. In addition to being extremely energy efficient, Lennox has also worked hard to make their products some of the quietest. Some of their heat pumps have a noise level as low as that of modern refrigerators.

As proof of the heat pumps efficiency, they received the Energy Star rating for most efficiency, twice in a row. Their heat pumps were rated as the most efficient heat pumps on earth. One of their unique features is the provision of a solar-powered heat pump. With the power of the sun, one can control the climate of their home, essentially for free with the Lennox heat pump.

Lennox’s Features and Limitations

Features

  • Solar support for some models
  • Dual-fuel capability
  • Advanced diagnostic control boards to reduce downtime
  • Superior humidity control with the Humiditrol system

Cons

  • The Lennox brand carries a premium price
  • Thermostats for high-efficiency units are proprietary

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Lennox Model’s Recommendation

ModelSEERHPSFSound LevelCompressorSolar-Ready
XP2523.5010.258VariableYes
XP2119.29.767Two-StageYes
SL18XP118.510.267Single-StageYes
XP1717.79.563Single-StageYes
XP20201065VariableNO
XP1616.59.574Two-StageNO
XP14169.571Single-StageNO
14PHX148.276Single-StageNO

*iComfort is a Lennox’s patent that can connect to WiFi thermostat to optimize performance.

*Lennox Communicating System is an optional function for high-end models with a monthly fee. In my opinion, it is not worth the money. You can install a $200–300 wifi ColorTouch thermostat instead.

• Merit Series: The Merit Series is priced affordably with efficiencies up to 14 SEER and 8.2 HSPF.

• Elite Series: The Elite Series is a mid-level product featuring SEER ratings that range from 14–20 and HSPF ratings from 9.5–10. Models are available with either a single-stage or two-stage compressor.

• Signature Series: The Lennox Signature Series provides exceptional levels of comfort and efficiency. Models in this series are extremely quiet and provide 23.5 SEER and 10.5 HSPF ratings. The XP25 and SL18XP1 can be combined with compatible solar panels to reduce energy consumption by up to 50 percent.

Take Away For Lennox Models

When you’re looking for the most cost-effective heating, the strategy is to find the balance between furnace cost and energy costs. Let’s use the zone map to identify efficiency levels for each that strike that balance:

Zone
Suggested SEER and HPSF
Cost-effective Models
Zones 1 & 2 (hot) 18-19 SEER/9.5-10 HSPF
XP20, XP21, XP25, SL25XPV, EL22XPV
Zone 3 & 4 (moderate) 14-15 SEER/8.5 HSPF
XP14, ML14XP1, 16HPX
Zone 5 (cool) 15-17 SEER/8.5-9.5 HSPF
XP16, XP14, ML14XP1, 16HPX
Zone 6 (cold) (18 SEER/9.5 HSPF) or (AC + Furnace) SL18XP1, EL18XPV
Zone 7 (very cold) (18 SEER/9.5 HSPF) or (AC + Furnace) SL18XP1, EL18XPV
Plan to move in the next few years 13-14 SEER/8 HSPF 14PHX or other low-end brands

Note: In Zones 6 and 7, the coldest zones, a system with an efficient gas furnace and small central air conditioner is also a good option; Lennox is one of the premium brands with higher initial cost. If you have the plan of moving house in less than 5 years, we recommend installing some quality but low-end brands like Payne, Ruud or Armstrong. Looking for more budget brands? You can check our heat pump brands guide.

Lennox Heat Pump Pros

Lennox heat pumps are known for their efficiency. Many models are ENERGY STAR qualified, which means they meet or exceed federal guidelines for energy efficiency. This can lead to significant energy savings for homeowners over time.

The company offers a range of models, from the Merit Series, which is more cost-effective, to the Signature Collection that includes premium options. Here are some advantages:

  • High Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER): Some units have SEER ratings of up to 23.5, indicating exceptional energy efficiency and potential cost savings.
  • Quiet Operation: Lennox heat pumps use SilentComfort technology, which minimizes noise levels. Certain models operate as quietly as 58 decibels.

Users also appreciate the technological advancements integrated into Lennox heat pumps:

  • Solar Ready: Some models are compatible with solar panel systems, allowing for sustainable energy use and further utility savings.
  • Precise Comfort Technology: This feature enables the unit to maintain a consistent temperature by making small, continuous adjustments to its output.

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Above picture is from lennox.com

Lennox Heat Pump Cons

When considering a Lennox heat pump, potential buyers should be aware of several drawbacks associated with this brand.

Cost: Lennox heat pumps are often priced higher than some other brands, which can be a significant factor for budget-conscious consumers.

  • Initial Purchase: Higher upfront cost compared to some competitors.
  • Installation: Professional installation can be expensive due to the complexity.

Availability of Parts and Service: In some regions, it can be challenging to find certified technicians and replacement parts for Lennox heat pumps.

  • Parts: May have longer wait times for specific components.
  • Service: Limited number of qualified technicians in certain areas.

Complexity of Features: Lennox’s advanced features, such as the iComfort® S30 Smart Thermostat, add to the system’s sophistication but can be complicated for users who prefer simplicity.

  • User Interface: Some users may find the advanced controls and programmable features difficult to use.
  • Learning Curve: New users might require time to understand and effectively use the system.

Lennox Prices By Model

In order to offer an objective and equal comparison, we set the baseline below:

Each system includes: 3-ton outdoor condenser, a 1300–1500 cfm air handler, a programmable heat pump thermostat, and without Lennox solar panel.

Lennox Heat Pump Prices By Model

Models Without SolarSystem OnlySystem Installed
Lennox SL25XPV$8,950$14,360
Lennox XP25$8,150$13,360
Lennox EL22XPV$7,500$12,040
Lennox XP21$7,000$11,340
Lennox XP20$6,560$10,300
Lennox EL18XPV$5,870$9,610
Lennox SL18XP1$5,870$9,610
Lennox EL17XP1$5,550$9,340
Lennox XP17$5,550$9,340
Lennox EL16XP1$5,100$8,810
Lennox XP16$5,100$8,810
Lennox ML16XP1$5,000$8,700
Lennox EL15XP1$4,920$8,460
Lennox 16HPX$4,920$8,460
Lennox XP15$4,920$8,460
Lennox XP14$4,800$7,380
Lennox ML14XP1$4,800$7,380
Lennox 14HPX$4,610$6,800
Lennox XP13$4,210$6,230

Lennox Prices By Unit Size

Before installing your heat pump, an HVAC contractor needs to size your system by “Manual J” calculation. This will take into accounts factors like where you live, how much insulation you have, windows types and directions, and everything else. Then you will get a right sized heat pump unit ranging from 1.5-ton to 5-ton.

Each Unit includes: a Lennox 16HPX 3-ton outdoor condenser, a Lennox 1300–1400 cfm air handler, and a programmable thermostat.

Lennox Heat Pump Prices By Unit Size

Heat Pump SizeHome SizeSystem OnlySystem Installed
1.5 ton600 - 1000 sf$2,470$6,960
2 ton1001 - 1300 sf$2,610$7,610
2.5 ton1301 - 1600 sf$2,960$7,670
3 ton1601 - 1900 sf$3,000$8,500
3.5 ton1901 - 2200 sf$3,370$8,460
4 ton2201 - 2600 sf$3,610$9,090
5 ton2601 - 3200 sf$4,030$9,740

Try this heat pump sizing calculator to get an estimated size for your house.

Reader Shared Prices and Comments

 This table is based on local customer feedback and online submitted information, we will update this table every 3-6 months to keep it up to date.

How to Get the Best Lennox Heat Pump Prices?

  • Firstly, keep in mind that installation quality is always the most important thing for heat pump 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 from your local contractors, and this estimate already takes rebates and tax credit into consideration and filter unqualified contractors automatically.

Lastly, 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.

Contractor Review For Lennox Heat Pump

The evidence-based assessment by hvac contractors highlights several key aspects:

  • Efficiency: Lennox heat pumps are known for their high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings, which translate to energy savings. For instance, the Lennox XP25 has a SEER rating of up to 23.5, making it one of the most efficient heat pumps on the market.
  • Sound Levels: They appreciate the low operational noise levels that Lennox achieves through SilentComfort™ technology. The XP25 model, for example, operates as quietly as 58 decibels.
  • Technology: Contractors underscore the incorporation of Lennox’s proprietary technology, such as the Precise Comfort® technology that allows for adjustable output levels, maintaining consistent temperatures within 0.5 degrees of the set point.
  • Cost: While they note that Lennox products can be at a higher price point, the long-term energy savings often justify the initial investment.
  • Warranty: Their warranties are competitive, with some models offering a 10-year limited warranty on the compressor and covered components, which contractors see as a sign of the company’s confidence in their product’s durability.

Written by

Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree and EPA & R-410A Certifications.

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2 thoughts on “Lennox Heat Pump Prices and Reviews 2024”

  1. We’re very interested in having a Ductless heat pump installed in our 14′ x 19′ Sunroom that’s probably 80% glass. We want something that will be REAL quite. Looking at your chart on pricing, it doesn’t give me any type of estimate for a 1.5 – 2.0 ton Ductless system.
    Is there anyone in Michigan who could give me a good idea?

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