Lennox Industries Introduces ‘Communicating’ Thermostat System That Detects Air Pollutants

Richardson-based Lennox has launched the Lennox S40 Smart Thermostat and a "communicating system" of accessories that include the Lennox Smart Air Quality Monitor and the Lennox Smart Room Sensor.

When paired with the company's Signature digital HVAC system, detected pollutants "trigger air cleaning on demand."

It used to be you set your thermostat on 72—or 68, or 75, or 78—and that was it. But smart thermostats have gotten smarter for years. Now Richardson-based Lennox Industries is kicking it up a notch further.

This week the company launched the Lennox S40 Smart Thermostat and a “communicating system” of accessories that include the Lennox Smart Air Quality Monitor and the Lennox Smart Room Sensor.

The company says its new products go beyond “smart” to “ensure the most perfect air and peace of mind for homeowners by detecting air pollutants, customizing comfort by room, providing maintenance reminders and service alerts, and more.”

“At Lennox, we believe the air in your home should be personalized to your degree of perfection,” Quan Nguyen, VP and GM at Lennox Industries, said in a statement. “The Lennox S40 Smart Thermostat controls a one-of-a-kind, fully communicating system that seamlessly and intelligently works together to stay tuned into your home and deliver consistently perfect, healthy air.” 

Needing to breathe easier at home

The new Lennox line seems to meet a need: According to the “State of the Air” 2022 report from the American Lung Association, more than 40% of Americans—over 137 million people—”live in places with failing grades for unhealthy levels of particle pollution or ozone,” Lennox notes. That’s not to mention the millions of homes that have pets and family members with allergies.

And according to a recent survey conducted for Lennox by 4MediaGroup, 82% of homeowners say they prioritize good air quality in their homes more now compared to a year ago.

Triggering air cleaning on demand

Fighting poor quality air from outdoor air pollution and other allergens takes technology. Lennox says its Dave Lennox Signature Collection digital HVAC system, when paired with the new S40 thermostat and the Smart Air Quality Monitor, “has the exclusive ability to detect air pollutants and trigger air cleaning on demand to ensure the healthiest air possible.”

“The Lennox S40 Smart Thermostat is more than a temperature regulator—it’s the command center for your entire Lennox system,” said Ingrid Berkley, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Controls & Indoor Air Quality at Lennox Industries. “The S40 Smart Thermostat monitors sensors throughout your home while ensuring a seamless user experience, bolstered by a variety of automation features.”

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