Lennox is an industry leader in quality and reliability. They have a reputation for being expensive, and some of their top of the line models in the Lennox Signature series are pricey. But they also make more affordable models that still offer very good durability and performance. The Dave Lennox Elite Series XC13 central air conditioner is one of those models. It’s a good choice in climates that don’t demand real high efficiency. It also makes sense where the homeowner wants to minimize the cost of the unit but still wants an air conditioner he can trust. Paul in Brookings, SD offers his Dave Lennox Elite Series XC13 central air conditioner price and rationality for having it installed. We’ll add it to our HVAC prices database.
“We moved here last summer so I could attend graduate school. We rented a little bungalow in town and my wife watches 4-5 kids during the day. The house didn’t have a central air conditioner so we struck a deal with the owner to split the cost of one. I thought it was a good idea to make the house more comfortable for my wife (who is pregnant too!) and the kids. A houseful of hot, cranky kids and a growing-larger wife isn’t a good mix.
The owner is out of state so left it to me to do the deal. We got central air conditioner prices from 3 different contractors. One said the furnace should be replaced and he estimated it was about 16 years old. We were told it was more like 8 years old and the Lennox dealer actually checked the serial number on it – it’s 8 years old. The third dealer offered a higher end unit that didn’t fit our budget. Here’s the quote that Lennox provided:
2.5 ton Lennox Elite Series XC13 central air conditioner: $1,330
Installation: $1,800; Total: $3,130.
Thank goodness for student loans! We anticipate a comfortable summer for everyone.”
That’s a solid and reliable unit from Lennox, and it won’t break the bank. It’s a step up from the Lennox Merit and probably a better choice. Here are its key features:
Save Even More with Professional Installation
The Lennox Elite XC13 air conditioner is a money saver because of the affordable price tag, but also because it offers good efficiency, making it a great value. The best way to get long-term value from any HVAC component is to have it installed by a qualified contractor who will test and adjust it to run at optimum efficiency. You’ll get the energy savings you expect and the unit will be more durable when properly installed and set up. Cutting corners on installation usually proves costly in the end.