DALLAS, April 4 /CNW/ - Lennox Industries has announced the introduction
of the industry's first comprehensive line of residential indoor air quality
(IAQ) products that do not produce ground-level ozone. A recognized leader in
the climate control industry for 112 years, Lennox Industries is a division of
Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII).
Indoor air quality products such as electronic air cleaners and portable
ionic air purifiers are often used to improve air quality in homes, yet many
produce ozone. According to the American Lung Association, ozone exposure may
lead to shortness of breath and chest pain when inhaling deeply, and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates one out of every three people
in the United States is at a higher risk of experiencing problems from ground-
"Meaningful product innovation is an integral part of our company's
history, as well as its future," said Doug Young, president and chief
operating officer, LII Residential Heating & Cooling. "Developing the first
comprehensive line of ozone-free indoor air quality products enhances home
comfort and safety for consumers, while allowing us to pursue an excellent
business growth opportunity." Independent studies suggest the market for IAQ
products represents over $3.5 billion in annual sales and is expected to reach
$10.4 billion by 2011.
Aside from not producing ozone, Lennox Healthy Climate(R) IAQ products
address a wide variety of common IAQ issues with industry-leading performance.
Available products include air purification systems, media air cleaners, high-
efficiency particulate (HEPA) filters, ultraviolet germicidal lights,
humidifiers and dehumidifiers, and heat- and energy-recovery ventilators.
"Through our ozone-free Healthy Climate product line, we are making a
clear and meaningful differentiation from our competitors in a market with
significant growth potential," Young said.
Lennox Industries is a division of Lennox International Inc. (LII).
Operating in over 100 countries, LII is a global leader in the heating,
ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. LII stock is traded
on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "LII". Additional information
is available at http://www.lennoxinternational.com or by contacting Karen
O'Shea, Vice President, Communications and Public Relations, at 972-497-5258.
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are
subject to numerous risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from such statements. For information concerning these risks
and uncertainties, see Lennox' publicly available filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission. Lennox disclaims any intention or obligation to
update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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