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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 253 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very quiet, works very well Great product. This is a huge improvement over our previous furnace. It is very compact, quiet, the temperature in the house is now constant. We got the iComfort thermostat which is very easy to use and to program, and the furnace and air conditioner can be started remotely with a phone app. September 13, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by So far so good. Need to wait until winter to try it out Had Lennox MERV10 air filter added and really notice a difference. Less dust on hardwood floors. Very quiet. September 9, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Nikki Installation is complete but furnace is definitely running. So far so good, true test will come in the -35 temps during winter! September 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by This product is smaller than old one. It looks really nice to install in and make the room more spacer better than old furnace. The sound of running AC seems just right. September 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It keeps us warm! We have a big house, and we didn't want to spend and arm and a leg. We have already saved money on our gas bill, having gone through one winter (in Wisconsin). It's quiet, reliable, and a comfort to have down in that big old basement. Thanks... September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EL296 Furnace So far so good. The unit is operating as anticipated. It is significantly quieter than our old unit and that is definitely a plus. Our anticipated yearly savings was also something that we took into consideration. September 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's quiet and efficient. We had a cooler than normal day. We turned on the furnace and the house was comfortable in no time. The unit is really quiet. August 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by product has great features This furnace runs well and is a great money saver. August 25, 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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