RICHARDSON, TX (July 23, 2010)—The Dave Lennox Signature®Collection G71MPP Variable-Capacity gas furnace—one of the quietest, most efficient available to homeowners—received the highest honor in product design in the sixth annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. The furnace has a 95 percent efficiency rating on all models, and features dual-fuel capability and icomfort™-enabled technology, which combine to optimize performance and energy use while minimizing the cost of heating a home.

An independent panel of 30 contractors acted as judges in the contest that had 114 entries from different industry brands. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher John Conrad stated, “These awards give us a unique opportunity to recognize the outstanding research and development efforts that go into many of the products serving the HVACR industry and the awards issue gives our readers an opportunity to read about innovative installation and service solutions.”

Additional features on this ENERGY STAR® qualified unit are:

  • Precise Comfort™ technology automatically adjusts heat and airflow capacity in increments as small as 1%, or larger, for the ultimate in temperature control
  • SilentComfort™ technology that delivers the ultimate in quiet, consistent heating (up to nine times quieter than competitive models)*
  • AirFlex Technology™ offers custom settings which can be selected to meet each home’s specific year-round comfort requirements
  • New design allows for flexible and easy installation, as well as simpler servicing

“Lennox Residential is proud to continue the Dave Lennox legacy of exceptional home comfort systems that have created the most recognized brand in our industry. This new furnace is deserving of the gold award because it’s really a best-in-class offering,” said Ken Ely, Senior Product Manager, Heating Platform. “In terms of efficiency and reliability, paired with variable-capacity operation, this furnace has no competition. It’s a distinct honor and privilege that ACHR News has chosen this furnace to receive its coveted gold Dealer Design Award,” said Ken Ely, Senior Product Manager, Heating Platform.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 12, 2010 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals.