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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 4.7 out of 5 by 228 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by two stage furnace the new furnace provides quiet operation along with the dependabilityanyone would expect. I would recomend this product to my best friend and family March 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent furnace - very quiet We have only had the furnace for 5 months but so far it has proven to be a n excellent product. Using either A/C or heat, the variable speed blower is very quiet and has enough power to do the job. We live in a ranch so I cannot speak to multi-level heating and cooling. I really like the humidity control of the furnace. In the summer time if the house is very humid, the blower will run a little slower to give the furnace the time to extract the moisture from the air. Then it will speed up if necessary to complete the cooling cycle. In the winter, if the furnace cannot achieve the requested humidity level with the normal heating cycle, the blower will continue to run at a very low speed. Just enough to continue to cycle more humidified air through the house. We had -15 degree air temp. just recently and the furnace performed just fine. All in all it is a very nice furnace. January 20, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not good for cold weather Sold on energy efficiency. In less than 2 years my second pressure pump has burnt out leaving us without heat, first time told it was a faulty pump, this time I'd call it a faulty furnace. Part is covered but not the service call if you can believe it. Would highly recommend a different brand if you enjoy heat in the winter! December 18, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pleased with the unit Pleased with the unit very quite. The existing furnace was a lennox - mid eff.- was in service for 20 year. It was time to upgrade to a high eff. furnace - also hope to get 20 years of use. December 7, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Consistent Heat and Quiet This furnace has made a HUGE difference in the consistency of temperature within our home. No more cold rooms. Use continuous low speed fan to circulate heat evenly. Very glad we stepped up to the two stage furnace with ECM fan. This furnace is very quiet and cannot even tell it's running when continuous low speed fan is on. Highly recommend. November 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lennox is number 1 to buy. The men who put the furnance done a excellent job .Plus my heating and hydro bills are down .Also lennox value for are money. July 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very Happy Bought this furnace as a replacement for my old Lennox Pulse furnace. The variable speed fan is so quiet it can barely be heard. The overall furnace is so much quieter than the old Pulse. I leave the blower on 24/7 and have noticed much more equal temperatures throughout my house. The energy efficiency bundled with the discounts and rebates made the decision to upgrade to this furnace a no-brainer. April 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by New furnace purchase 1/3 rd the footprint compared to our previous furnace, very quiet, and look to save money on the utility bills. April 24, 2013

*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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