Lennox Hearth Products
By Charles Wheat - August 2008 Issue
Lennox Hearth Products is a division of Lennox International. Lennox International is a large company with operations worldwide. The company as a whole operates in the heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration markets. Lennox Hearth products specializes in the hearth industry and enjoys the backing of the the larger Lennox International. One thing that Lennox does that is markets most of its products under the Lennox brand. The company also has a brand called Superior that it markets to builders and architects.
Lennox has been in business since 1895 and was focused on heating, cooling, and furnaces. The company's products were quite widely accepted and the company developed a loyal customer base in a rather large, but highly specialized market. The company only recently entered the fireplace business in 1994. It was a natural fit with Lennox's existing heating and cooling products.
The Lennox hearth product line include many different products. The line of fireplaces includes many gas, electric and wood-burning products along with outdoor fireplaces. The company also offers fireplace inserts for wood burning, gas-burning, and pellet burning types. Lennox also makes stoves for these same fuel types and carries gas log sets and accessories. In addition, a subsidiary also offers chimney information.
Lennox's size gives the company a great advantage when you talk about support and the extent of the company's dealer network. The company's presence in the heating and air conditioning markets give the company a good base of professionals that can perform an installation. The company does have good infrastructure and support resources to help consumers with repairs of installations.
In terms of warranties, Lennox offers a 20 year limited warranty on the gas and wood burning fireplaces and stoves. While for electric fireplaces, the company's warranty is 1 year. These warranties are relatively close to industry standard.
Most of the products that Lennox features are contemporary in style in order to match the decor of newer and more modern homes. However, with inserts and mantles, the fireplace look could be altered to fit a more traditional style or decor. Overall Lennox has been in the fireplace industry for about 15 years. However, the company does have significant heating and cooling experience and is able to product good fireplaces. The company also has a lot of resources.
Lennox Hearth Products: Web site has product info on gas, electric, and wood fireplaces, inserts, stoves and accessories. Also contains contact and dealer information. Contact: Lennox Hearth Products, 1110 West Taft Ave. Orange, CA 92865-4150 Tel: 1-800-953-6669