EL296E High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace
Two-stage furnace with Power Saver™ technology
The EL296E's Power Saver™ Constant Torque motor is up to 33% more efficient than standard single-stage motors and up to 200% more efficient in constant fan mode.
Here are some of the top features of the EL296E:
Efficiency rating of up to 96% AFUE can save you hundreds of dollars each year*, compared to standard furnaces.
ENERGY STAR® qualified which means the furnace meets or exceeds U.S. federal guidelines for energy efficiency.
Power Saver™ motor operates at constant torque to help maintain consistent air flow.
Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities improving the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also delivers higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. In continuous fan mode, this technology helps keep energy waste at a minimum.
Two-Stage Gas Valve operates at a lower heating output for efficiency, switching to a higher output as needed.
This product is tax credit eligible under the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012. Please consult your tax expert for full details.
Features and Benefits
Warranty and Specs
Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 28 reviewers.
Rated 2 out of 5 by duck one small part Good furnace except for the flame probe. I wish we could get a year out of one, and they are hard to replace. If you have a poor product at least make it easy to replace . July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LinnyD This product is great. I really love my new furnace. It is quiet and works wonderfully. My house maintains temperature well. I can't get over how small the unit is. Wow! Thanks! April 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by barbradley Very Happy We needed a new furnace to replace a 14 year old builder's grade unit. We're very happy with the new Lennox unit. Runs very quietly and the blowers are stronger than the old unit. Keeps the house evenly heated. April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by HappyCamper Quiet & efficient I don't even hear the furnace running! When I walked into the basement, I questioned if it was on because it has such a quiet operation April 15, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by KHoolMan New Furnace, So Far So good Purchase this EL296E unit because my old 12 yr old furnace was getting unreliable. The new furnace is quiet, I can barely notice it is running. Also the 2 stage heating seems to make the temperature more stable. I also considered the EL296V and EL195E, but I wanted a 2 stage furnace, and I am not convinced that the variable speed motor on the 296V is worth the difference. If you want the wireless thermostat that can be controlled anywhere, you'll need the 296V, the 296E does not support it. No issue with the new furnace yet, I don't expect any until the unit gets much, much older. April 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Angel Great features I've only had my furnace in my house for a month now and so far I am completely satisfied. It is quiet and keeps me very warm and happy. April 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by rabbit1 Good product The product has good features, and is quiet, however quite noisy from outside the house and very expensive April 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Walker Quiet, quiet, quiet and efficient Did I mention quiet. We've only had the new furnace for a week, but we love how quiet it is. We no longer have to turn up the volume on the TV when the blower kicks on as with our older oil furnace. Also, we've noticed a difference with heat distribution through the entire house. Haven't gotten our first gas bill yet, so I can't comment on the savings. April 3, 2013
*This chart depicts potential energy savings you can expect from the EL296E furnace, versus older furnaces with lower efficiency ratings. Criteria used in this example are 2,000 full-load heating hours, with a 60,000 Btuh heating design load and $1.368 ccf for gas. Your actual savings may vary, depending on the weather patterns in your local area, local fuel rates and your individual lifestyle.