Lennox EL16XC1 Review
SEER:Up to 17
ENERGY STAR ®:Yes
Decibel Level:As low as 71
Price:$4500 - $6000
Tonnage:1.5 to 5
Cooling Capacity:17,800 to 60,000
The Lennox EL16XC1 is one of the company’s mid-range models in the Elite series. Even though it has a standard single-stage compressor, it still has a SEER rating of 17 and is ENERGY STAR® certified. This air conditioner is built for reliable performance, and the high-efficiency design will also save you money on your monthly cooling costs. The EL16XC1 is also specially engineered for corrosion-resistance, making it an ideal choice if you live in a coastal area or a climate that’s tough on appliances.no
About the Lennox EL16XC1
Average Price (with installation): $4500 - $6000
- Quiet operation
- Corrosion-resistant design
- Compatible with programmable thermostats
- Compatible with the Humiditrol dehumidification system
The Bottom Line
The EL16XC1 is more affordable than the premium models in the Lennox line, but still has some interesting technologies and features that make climate control more convenient and ensure your home will always be comfortable.
In Depth Review
Lennox EL16XC1 Product Specifications:
SEER: Up to 17
Tonnage: 1.5 to 5 tonnes
Cooling capacity: 17,800 to 60,000 Btus
ENERGY STAR® certified: Yes
Quantum Coil: One unique thing about the EL16XC1 is that it’s equipped with the Lennox Quantum coil, which is made from a special fortified aluminum alloy that prevents corrosion and increases the lifespan of the unit.
ComfortSense thermostat: The EL16XC1 is compatible with the ComfortSense touchscreen programmable thermostat. This device helps you make sure your house is always at the right temperature, and that can help you save money and energy by having various temperature settings for different times of the day.
Humiditrol compatible: Humiditrol is a whole-home dehumidification system that can be paired with the EL16XC1 to reduce humidity levels, increase the lifespan of your cooling system, and make sure your home is always comfortable.
Other Key Features
- The EL16XC1 uses an environmentally responsible R-410A refrigerant
- It uses SilentComfort technology, a built-in sound-dampening system, and a direct-drive fan for quiet operation
- The unit is outfitted with a PermaGuard exterior cabinet and SmartHinge louver design for rust- and corrosion-resistance and better durability
Air conditioners in Lennox’s mid-range tier like the EL16XC1 come with a five-year limited warranty for covered components, plus a 10-year limited warranty for the compressor. Upon registration of the unit, the five-year parts warranty extends to 10 years.
Comparable Models by Lennox
Model Comparison by Price: Lennox EL16XC1 versus Lennox XC25
The XC25 is the leading cooling system that Lennox offers. It’s part of the Dave Lennox Signature series, comes with all the bells and whistles, has a SEER rating of 26, and is equipped with a variable-speed compressor. It also has a premium price tag to match, and you'll end up spending well over $1,000 more for this model. The EL16XC1 isn't quite as efficient, but it’s still a high-efficiency air conditioner that comes with some great features so you could save a lot by opting for the lower-tier model.
Model Comparison by Features: Lennox EL16XC1 versus Lennox XC20
The XC20 is another mid-range model from Lennox, but it has a few more features than the EL16XC1 that make it a good contender if you're looking to upgrade your cooling system. For one thing, the XC20 has a variable-speed compressor for ultimate temperature control. It's also more efficient, thanks to the compressor and its high-efficiency outdoor coil.
Model Comparison by Tier: Lennox EL16XC1 versus Lennox XC13
The XC13 is also part of the Elite series, but unlike the EL16XC1, the XC13 is less efficient, isn't ENERGY STAR certified, and it doesn’t have the corrosion-resistant Quantum coil, meaning it’s not as well-equipped for coastal and other harsh environments. It does, however, have a similar warranty, and it has many of the same features as the EL16XC1 so it may be a more affordable alternative if you're on a tighter budget.