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EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

Elite® Series

EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

High-efficiency, variable speed gas furnace

The EL296V uses a variable speed motor that reduces electrical use by two-thirds, compared to a standard motor. Plus, two stages of heating minimize temperature swings, so you can save on utility bills without sacrificing comfort.


Here are some of the top features of the EL296V:

vs. 75% AFUE vs. 65% AFUE

Efficiency rating of 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.

See the Technology Variable speed technology delivers greater humidity control and consistent airflow for improved comfort and indoor air quality.

Ultra-low continuous fan speed provides a quiet, constant flow of air and optimizes indoor air quality accessories.


Features and Benefits

Energy Efficiency

  • Efficiency rating of 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
  • 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
  • Variable speed blower motor—provides a quiet, consistent flow of air for enhanced comfort, efficiency and humidity control
  • Robust stainless steel secondary heat exchanger—allows the furnace to achieve high efficiency levels by capturing additional heat
  • iComfort®-enabled technology—allows the furnace, when installed with the easy-to-use programmable iComfort Wi-Fi® thermostat, to exchange information and make adjustments as needed to optimize performance**

Quiet Operation

  • SilentComfort™ Technology—delivers the ultimate in quiet, consistent heating
  • Special sound-absorbing insulation—further reduces sound for quiet operation
  • Durable steel cabinet—made to last with an attractive, high-qulaity textured paint finish

Home Comfort

  • Two-stage, gas valve—works with the variable speed motor to match furnace output to household heating needs
  • Enhanced humidity control—runs at different speeds to precisely control the flow of heated and cooled air throughout your home
  • Secondary heat exchanger—allows the furnace to achieve high efficiency levels by capturing additional heat
  • Low-speed fan—provides a consistent, continuous flow of warm air

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.

EL296V Product Literature

Product Brochures


EL296V Gas Furnace Product Brochure


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 264 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by very compact and efficent The EL296V is very quite and has made already a noticable difference to our home.The furnace is very compact but extremely effecient.would highly recommend this model October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So quiet I have to stand by it. We've only had this furnace for a short time, so don't know about long term reliability, but I love it. It's so quiet, I have to stand next to it to hear it. This is great since my bedroom is right across the hall from the utility room. October 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Happy with our new heater It is very quiet, the variable speed makes a big difference in usage. All good things to say about our heater. October 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Product I like the furnace so far, not winter yet so will see if it can beat my variable speed pulse which was the greatest furnace lennox ever built. October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great furnace, efficient, quite, works well! My old furnace was over 30 yrs. old, very noisy and very inefficient. Since replacement I have seen savings of 40% on my first monthly bill; and, the new furnace is much quieter than the old unit. Very glad I finially decided to make the upgrade. October 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product has a variabler speed blower and great efficiency. This furnace mated well with my Lennox air conditioner and is somewhat smaller than my old oil furnace. It is quieter and much more efficient. October 3, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Love our new Furnace This furnace is a whole lot smaller than our old dinosaur, more efficient and super quiet! September 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great furnace Have used for one heating season and 2 A/C seasons. New furnace replacement due to flood damage so this is review is for the replaced furnace of same model. A/C performance was very good. Keeps house very comfortable. Heating this last winter when we had very low temps it usually ran only on the lower speed/gas usage. Good for saving gas. Like the variable speed feature of blower. Provides needed air movement without being excessive. Furnace is very quiet, not that it matters since is in basement not near a leaving area. Like the Lennox thermostat that allows controlling the furnace, A/C and humidifier from one place. --bill September 27, 2014

*This chart depicts potential energy savings you can expect from the EL296V 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.
**iComfort Wi-Fi® Touchscreen thermostat must be installed with an iComfort-enabled indoor unit for maximum performance.

Recognitions and Certifications

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

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