LENNOX Elite Furnace
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Overview of the Elite
Lennox Elite furnaces are a series of gas and oil furnaces currently in production. Six gas models are available, ranging from a high efficiency furnace (G61V) with an AFUE rating of ninety-five to the G50, which has an AFUE of eighty. Many of the higher-efficiency models are Energy Star-certified. Single-stage and two-stage heating models are available in the Elite series. One model is listed as an oil furnace in the Elite series, with an AFUE of eighty-three.
Furnace Filters for the LENNOX Elite
|Air Flow Configuration||Cabinet Width||Filters|
|Upflow / Horizontal||17-1/2"||
(bottom air return)
|Upflow / Horizontal||21"||
(bottom air return)
|Upflow / Horizontal||24-1/2"||
(bottom air return)
|Upflow / Horizontal||All||
(side air return)
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Consumer Reviews of the LENNOX Elite
Date created: 2014-03-05
Name: mike mittendorf
"Too many problems"
This unit is way too noisy and unreliable. I had service people out ten times in three years. Will never buy Lennox again. We had the air conditioner replaced, and now looks like furnace may have to be replaced if they can't figure out the problem.
Date created: 2014-02-11
Location: Rockford, IL
"Noisy Blower Motor"
We bought the 135,000 btu model with staged blower motor. The heating quality is fine but the blower is noisy on starting up and shutting down. The technician who answered our complaint said that is due to the staging nature of the motor. My advice.....pay the extra $800 and get the variable speed motor. Maybe Lennox can add some sound deadening to the cabinet to silence this model. It is irritating.
Date created: 2013-12-05
Name: Carol Rohde
Location: Freeland, MI
"Lennox Furnace Review"
My gas efficiency furnace was installed in August 2013. I have noticed that I don't have as much dust and am very satisfied with my gas bills so far.
Date created: 2011-11-05
Name: T.J. Thomas
Location: Wyandotte Michigan
Years owned: 1
Just had this Lennox G61MP-36B-071-* unit installed replacing a 20 year old lennox unit, this is a 95% efficiency unit. It is a relatively quite unit. Heat distribution is amazingly fantastic. This was just installed this week so I am hoping it last as long as last 80% efficiency lennox unit. The old unit I had to open the front of furnace to change the filter which was not fun. The new unit has filter that just slides out and can be replaced and I can also use a higher quality filter.
Date created: 2011-01-12
We bought a new home in dec. 05 it came with a Lennox Elite with a 5 year warrant on parts. 1st week Jan 2011 we started having Problems.. Had a tech come out to check it out and the computer board needed replaced.. 560.00.. i'm like no problem I have a 5 year warranty he called Lennox and said my warranty expired 2 weeks ago! I paid over$ 4.500 for this P.O.s and now another 560.00.. The tech said he sees this all the time like it is programed to break after 5 years.. not cool!!!! Buy a Trane!
Date created: 2010-10-28
Name: P. Buxton
"Not happy with Lennox"
I had an expensive 90% efficient Lennox furnace installed. The Lennox Elite series. I'm very unhappy with this unit. The burn sensor has to be cleaned virtually every heating season and now today I had to replace the entire circuit board to the tune of about $500.00! Five hundred dollars for a circuit board? ....I can buy a new laptop computer for that amount of money! The furnace is only 4 years old. If you're looking for a long term furnace, I would not recommend Lennox! It seems that Lennox is in the business of selling overpriced replacement parts rather than high quality furnaces.
Date created: 2009-12-01
Name: D. sweeney
Years owned: 3
I replaced a 30 year old coleman with a lennox elite and it broke down within three months. So much for a reliable furnace. Three years later and still wake up to a cold house.
Date created: 2009-07-14
Name: E. Jennings
Years owned: 22
Bought two Carrier 58ss furnaces, along with two Carrier ACs, and two Carrier Electronic filters in 1982. Had trouble from the beginning with the furnaces and air cleaners. Furnaces had to have circuit boards repaired, replaced numerous times, as well as fan motors replaced, etc. ACs were another story... rock solid, and we have summers with over 100 degrees for weeks at a time here in the midwest. 27 years on the ACs until one died this month. Not bad! The furnaces are another story... Finally replaced the Carrier furnaces with Lennox G50s in 2004 when one of the Carriers died for the last time. Had one service call on one of the Lennox furnaces in the interim and that was such a simple fix that the service tech incorporated it into a seasonal tuneup charge. Nice! Short story, Long... Carrier: good ACs, poor furnaces. Lennox: good furnaces... do I dare replace the ACs with another Carrier product or take a chance on Lennox ACs/Heat Pumps?
Date created: 2009-02-17
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Years owned: 11
"angry and disatisfied"
We bought a Lennox Elite Series 11 yrs. ago we have replaced the ciruit board twice now, the ignition switch once, and had the fan repaired, I even have had a certified contractor come and just clean and oil it because I am so afraid of freezing another winter. It is so noisy when it is running it sounds like a jet plane taking off. It is a piece of crap I will never purchase another Lennox and do not recomend it to anyone. I agree with the person who commented about Lennox should stand behind their product and give some compensation back in return. Next repair it is gone.
Date created: 2008-11-28
Name: S. Paper
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada
Years owned: 1
Of23 Lennox oil furnace sounds like an aircraft is taking off in the house. Installed two days ago, can not sleep at night Piece of junk
Date created: 2008-06-01
Location: Seattle Suburb
Years owned: 2
I had a Lennox g60dxv installed in March of 2005. I had contracted for the smallest unit (70,000btu) but they installed the next size larger, When I questioned the salesman he said he substituted the larger unit so it would never go into the second stage. hah! I think it was because the larger cabinet fit my installation easier. I made them remove the oversized unit and replace it with the proper sized unit. I had the free service after the first year and was less-than-impressed by the technician. He was certainly likeable and seemed to know what he was doing but I had to ask him to check the gas pressures and then fix the battery clip on his manometer. He did not clean the heat exchanger, which Lennox suggests be done at annual check. About a month into the next heating system the unit failed without any diagnostic lights pointing to the problem. I found the draft switch connection plugged with corrosion and upon cleaning it worked okay. This same thing happened again a couple of weeks later but since the second cleaning it has been working fine the rest of the season. The installing company has been in business since 1922 so mere longevity in business is no guarantee of either quality installation or service.
Other Elite Reviews
An HVAC installer writes on the hvacsite.com forum about a problem with his personal Lennox Elite furnace. He is having trouble with the fan turning on and off properly; the experts at the forum agree that the problem is probably a faulty electrical board.
Another post on hvac-talk.com points out the fact that most HVAC forums highly recommend Lennox and Carrier products. Installers often say a homeowner cannot go wrong with these companies, and they should compare warranties, rebates, and tax credits to make a decision.
A writer on diychatroom.com has inherited a Lennox Elite furnace with the purchase of an existing home. He does not believe it has been serviced, and he is having problems with fan noise and the thermostat. The contractors online direct the homeowner to clean several parts on the furnace, and then see what happens. The post makes a good point about regular service check-ups.
LENNOX Elite Model Numbers
The Elite is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
|Model Number||AFUE||BTUs per Hour|
The Lennox Elite series offers five years of coverage for parts and ten years for the compressor. Depending upon the model, the heat exchanger carries a twenty-year or limited lifetime warranty. Lennox also offers an extended warranty, available for purchase.