LENNOX G61V Furnace
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The Lennox G61V is a variable-speed gas furnace with enhance humidity controls that operates at multiple speeds to regulate the air flow throughout the home.
A SureLight® control board ensures easy and efficient
functioning of all systems. This furnace is Energy Star rated with an AFUE from 94.6 to 95%. It is a two-stage furnace that provides two levels of heating for temperature control. The design of the Lennox G61V Furnace is CSA certified and has obtained the Good Housekeeping Seal.
The G61V and the G61MPV are identical machines -- Lennox is just not consistent in how they refer to the two. (The "G" means "natural gas", the "61" is the series identifier, and "MPV" means "multi-positional, variable speed").
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Consumer Reviews of the LENNOX G61V
Date created: 2013-02-04
Name: G. Savin
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
" Lennox's lemon"
I had an 85% efficiency 8 year old Carrier furnace that worked great with no problems, and a 19 year old air conditioning that needed to be replaced. In the end, I "upgraded" the whole heating and air conditioning system. The new 95% Lennox's furnace does provide a more even heating of the house, but I did not get much energy savings, if anything at all. Moreover, after 1.5 years in operation furnace fails to ignite and pressure switches fail to open. Three visits by technicians have failed to resolve the issue, so far! High efficiency furnaces are rather complicated beasts; there is probably no end to this. On the other hand, my Japanese tank less water heater works just fine after
Date created: 2012-12-23
"Elite G61MPV 2200sq ft ranch 3 years"
We upgraded to the Elite g61mpv with New construction.We also did duel Zones Bedrooms/living area. The future 3rd Zone will be the walk out basement. Total space so far 4400sq ft including the full exposed basement helps.The furnace is quiet and blower works well with the Lennox Ac in the summer.WE Energy always has us on the lowest of the cost and usage line in comparing us with other owners. Quiet /comfortable and as cheap as it gets compared to other places I have been seen and talked to.The ac however did need some motor part 2nd summer.So far very pleased with the furnace. My expectation is 15-20 years,25 would be nice.Cost of the variable fan??? Later,and expenses will be the telling story.Ive heard good and bad about various brands. Look and ask around. understand your warranty!!
Date created: 2012-11-20
Name: G Porter
Location: Ann Arbor MI
"Furnace works well"
The furnace works fine and saves on heating bills. Paid around $4500 in 2010. No repairs so far for the actual furnace. Had to call the installer back five times to get the blower settings correct. Installer company never did figure it out. I'm computer literate so I read the manual and insisted the installation company call the factory. Factory told them to manually cut a switch setting to increase the fan only setting in summertime to more than 10%, to distribute air throughout the house. Basically the switch controls are over the intelligence of some installation companies. Installers just use factory settings which defeats the purpose of modern furnaces.
Date created: 2012-05-29
Name: Diane Rapport
Location: Redding, CA
"Basically no fan option"
We have owned this model, sold to us by Integrity, for three years. When you just want to circulate air throughout the house, the only option is a very low fan speed. Holding a feathered cat toy at the ceiling vent you will see no movement. Although Integrity has responded to my complaints by checking the unit to make sure it is working, their suggestion for a solution is to blow more insulation into the attic and just run the ac or Heat more often. How is this an improvement in energy usage?
Date created: 2011-08-29
Years owned: 6
Installed G61MPV-36-070 about 6 years ago and never had a problem, I would buy another!!!!
Date created: 2011-04-05
Location: Lynnwood, WA
"Great gas savings!"
I've had this furnace for a little over a year now and I am extremely satisfied with my results. My previous furnace had been getting old and ineffective and when it finally broke down I was in quite a lurch. A friend of mine recommended this model to me and I reluctantly purchased it. My savings were instantly viewable: I've saved several hundred dollars in gas in the last year because of how fuel-efficient this model is. There are no downsides to the model as far as I have been able to see, nor has there been any sign for any necessary repairs, though I do have a warranty in case the need arises. The model was recommended to me by a friend and I would certainly recommend it to a friend in turn because of how satisfied I am with this model. I already have at least one friend who I've talked to after his own furnace broke down a little over a month ago.
Date created: 2010-06-25
Name: Ron K.
Location: Hanover Park, IL
Years owned: 1
"Lennox furnace & A/C are working great!"
I had the Lennox g61v furnace and the xc14 Air Conditioner installed in my 2300 sq. ft. house about 3 months ago by Humble Heating & Air Conditioning in Hanover Park, IL. So far, both the furnace & the A/C are working great & I have absolutely no complaints. Everything was installed professionally and they did it in a day. I highly recommend Lennox and Humble Heating and A/C.
Date created: 2009-02-18
Name: J. Martin
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Years owned: 2
Had a g61 mpv furnace and a xp15 Heat pump installed in June of '07. Have had at least 12 service calls on a variety of problems. I had to have a circuit board replace 2 years in a row. It took 20 months and a Regional Tech to find out why my "Heat Pump" wasn't heating. Was told by the salesman that replacing the filter "now was a thing of the past". After 20 months this new electronic air filter needs replaced as a cost of $235...what a mistake!!!!!!!!
Date created: 2009-01-31
Location: Eugene, OR
Years owned: 2
"LENNOX G61MPV SERIES"
My g61mpv gas furnace is not 3 years old yet. this winter it has not worked more than it has. I have had the computer motherboard replaced but it still only works sometimes and doesn't put out heat properly. it is a total frustration to me as I am retired on a fixed income. what can be done to get lennox to stand behind their poorly manufactured furnaces?
Date created: 2008-11-18
Location: Toronto, Canada
Years owned: 1
Well I finally replaced my Pulse 21 furnace with a Lennox g61v and could not be happier. This furnace makes our home way more comfortable and is very quiet. No more cold spots. Two Stage ecm is definitely the way to go. I was thinking about going with the Lennox g71p but was advised against it because it was a newer model furnace. The g61v has been out for some time and is reliable based on the reports I have read. I considered the Trane xv95 as well but opted for the g61v after hearing how quiet it was.
Date created: 2008-09-25
Name: Dan Jones
Location: Seattle, WA
We installed a new g61mpv36c-090 this year and so far it has been fabulous. Compared with the old furnace it's extremely quiet and uses half of the fuel. We really like the new thermostat as well which is much easier to program than the old one.
Date created: 2008-08-20
Name: B. Bertoia
Location: Sask, Canada
Years owned: 2
"jo jo jo"
I own a Lennox g61mpv furnace. Best on the market, unbelievably quiet, cut energy cost in half. Absolutely best you can buy!! Go Lennox
Date created: 2008-04-07
Name: john parks
Location: Winnipeg, MB
Years owned: 3
I have a g61mpv and its been great. My father and most of my friends have lennox products, all of them are happy with there heating systems.
Date created: 2008-03-10
Name: J Grantson
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Years owned: 1
Bought a Lennox G61MPV36B070 for my home. The quietest furnace you can buy. It is true. Awesome product.I learned in my research that most of the folks having problems bought from a contractor who did not use journeyman installation crews, at a cheaper price. 80% of how long they last and how well any furnace works is ALL about the installation. I didn't skimp and am well satisfied. The furnace industry has huge turn over in companies that go out of business. Most installers don't know their business very well at all, even some that have been around for years hire guys who know little and install poorly. I learned that if you choose the best installers,(union guys that are real pipefitters, plumbers and sheetmetal workers,) you won't have problems. We had a great company do our work. Their guys were Nate Certified Union Journeymen.
Date created: 2008-03-04
Name: E. Nelson
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Years owned: 3
Our gas bill went down considerably since installing the Lennox G61MPV furnace ; It is as quiet today as the day it was installed 3 years ago, and purrs like a kitten. We look forward to the annual maintenace visits from our Lennox contractor.
Other G61V Reviews
Commenters on HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites intensely debate Lennox equipment in general:
- Several posters suggest that Lennox is inferior to many brands, such as Trane, due to frequent problems with circuit boards, inducer blowers, and even motors.
- Others state that Lennox is one of the better brands because problematic components were discarded years ago and new innovative equipment has since been introduced to improve their quality.
- In another hvac-talk.com forum, a professional technician states that Lennox parts are cheaper than many others, yet others have complained that waiting for parts and Lennox technical support, whenever available, is problematic, causing inconvenience for customers.
- Several people in another hvac-talk.com forum argue Lennox equipment requires Lennox technicians because they are most familiar with problems related to this brand.
LENNOX G61V Model Numbers
The G61V is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The Lennox Elite series offers a 5-year warranty on parts, 10 years on the compressor and 20-year to limited Limited Lifetime on the heat exchanger.
An extended warranty is available which extends the parts warranty to 10 years, if your furnace was installed after March 1, 2009 and you register online within 90 days of installation.
An extended warranty (which covers labor) is available from Lennox dealers for an additional fee.