Lennox Residential was recognized for excellence in product design in the 10th annual Dealer Design Awards Program sponsored by The Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News magazine. An independent panel of contractors judged 122 entries and iComfort Wi-Fi® Touchscreen Thermostat was chosen as the Gold award winner in the Residential Controls category. The ACHR News is the leading trade magazine in the heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration industries.

News Publisher Mike Murphy 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.””We are honored to be recognized by our customers for our new, innovative iComfort Wi-Fi thermostat, which offers consumers an easy-to-use thermostat while helping them to save energy and money,” said Bobby DiFulgentiz, Director of Product Management, Lennox Residential. “Once connected to a customer’s home wireless network, the new iComfort Wi-Fi helps homeowners take control of utility costs by putting comfort control at their fingertips—no matter the location or time of day.”

With consumer permission, Lennox HVAC Dealers can access a portal that allows them to view the system status of every iComfort Wi-Fi installed, helping to further reduce time needed for any required service or maintenance. This feature also gives dealers the opportunity to provide proactive service and peace of mind to their customers, while helping to establish an ongoing dealer/customer relationship throughout the life of the comfort system.

The iComfort Wi-Fi is easy to install, with 4-wire connectivity and intuitive, color-coded connectors, as well as automatic system setup (available when paired with Lennox premium equipment) and automatic feature upgrades, available through the use of Cloud technology. This technology ensures the thermostat’s features and capabilities are always up to date, simplifying the installation and maintenance process and significantly reducing time spent on the job.

Winning entries in the Dealer Design Awards were featured in the July 22, 2013 issue of The ACHR News, which is distributed nationally to over 33,000 HVACR contractors, wholesalers, and other industry professionals. For more information and further coverage, visit

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Sheet metal products as: flashings, gutters, metal roof panels, metal roof trim, linear roof flashings, metal wall trim, and custom radius linear metal are available in addition to custom HVAC ducting and assemblies.

For more information on Kaiser Air Conditioning’s fabrication services, visit our sheet metal fabrication overviewor contact a representative today at 805-988-1800. Our team is standing by to offer the best quality products with competitive pricing for your residential, commercial, or wholesale sheet metal fabrication needs.

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