Allied Air Enterprises, a Lennox International company, is introducing a new heat pump solution—the LYNX 18 SEER Inverter Heat Pump—to a number of its HVAC brands, including Ducane, Concord, and Allied.

The LYNX 18 is made to facilitate easy installation, adaptability to AHRI-rated systems, and compatibility with a variety of existing indoor equipment. The heat pump works with most conventional 24v thermostats and features a simplified piping system to reduce leaks and installation complexities.

“The LYNX 18 represents a business opportunity for dealers and installers, providing access to variable-speed technologies at a price point customers will love,” says Trent Davis, director of marketing at Allied Air Enterprises. “The LYNX 18 reduces overall training and installation times, while covering the same application range of seven conventional units with just two units.”

The unit features the manufacturer’s QuickLink Inverter technology, which allows the system to maintain consistent dehumidification and temperature levels. A choice of five operating modes allows installers to scale the system to the needs of the home, increasing energy savings. The manufacturer’s Clean Sweep Defrost technology reduces the number of defrost cycles necessary for the heat pump, and the Omniguard Total Corrosion Protection serves to extend the usable life of the unit.

“The system’s self-regulating technology helps eliminate the need for manual adjustments to ensure it quickly syncs with indoor equipment,” Davis says. “It’s a smart choice for homeowner comfort and energy savings at a great price, and it works with their indoor equipment already in stock for a distributor’s counter business, driving faster inventory turns.”