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EL296E High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

Elite® Series

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.

Overview

Here are some of the top features of the EL296E:

3-YEAR SAVINGS
$1,436
$2,447
vs. 75% AFUE vs. 65% AFUE

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.

Features

Features and Benefits

Energy Efficiency

  • Efficiency rating of up to 96% AFUE—can save you hundreds of dollars each year*, compared to standard furnaces
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified—meets or exceeds EPA 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.
  • Dual-fuel capability—can be combined with an electric heat pump to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs

Quiet Operation

  • Special sound-absorbing insulation—further reduces sound for quiet operation
  • Durable steel cabinet—made to last with an attractive, high-qulaity textured paint finish

Reliable Performance

  • Duralok Plus™ heat exchanger—made of patented ArmorTuf™ steel to ensure high reliability and efficiency
  • SureLight® igniter—silicone nitride construction ensures long product life and reliable operation
  • SureLight control board—controls furnace operation to ensure high reliability and efficiency
  • Multi-position models available

Warranty and Specs

Warranty and Specs

  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on heat exchanger
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components
  • This product may be eligible for valuable 10-year Limited Extended Warranty coverage.

EL296E Product Literature

Product Brochures

English

EL296E Gas Furnace Product Brochure

Installation Manuals

English

EL296E Gas Furnace Installation Manual

Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 31 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by smaller quite neat in the basment smaller then my last very quite hope it saves me money to early to tell yet im sure it will March 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good I just had this furnace installed. I'm not an easy guy to please (just ask my wife and past contractors), but this furnace so far has exceeded my expectations in regards to noise and operation. Now let's see if my gas and electric bills go down. February 28, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by This product lasted only 34 days The Lennox EL296 Gas Furnace was installed January 24, 2014, and 34 days later is not working. So much for the Lennox product. As far as "prompt" service??? It is 24 degrees here, no heat, and no service until sometime later this afternoon. The furnace has been broken since the wee hours of the morning. February 28, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by 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 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 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 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 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

*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.


Recognitions and Certifications

EnergyStar AHRI Certified C Good Housekeeping CSA Certified Canada CSA Design Certified DualFuel HRAI Canada

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