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Kenmore Furnace Overview

Kenmore has over 100 years of experience transforming home life through various appliances. The brand provides trusted performance and innovation to meet different needs. Nowadays, Kenmore manufactures air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces and small packaged products.

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Furnace overview

A furnace is an appliance that works to heat your home, keeping you comfortable during colder seasons. A furnace’s burners generate combustion gases, which pass through a heat exchanger. When air blows across the heat exchanger, it warms before traveling through a system of ducts and spreading throughout the home.

There are different types of furnaces on the market. In terms of fuel source, there are gas and oil furnaces. When it comes to operation, there are single-stage, two-stage, variable-speed and modulating furnaces.

Kenmore furnace series and models

Kenmore provides a range of furnace models to meet different needs. It is important to familiarize yourself with your options and compare different models before choosing one for your home. Read on for an in-depth look at several top models.

Kenmore G9MAE and F9MAE

The Kenmore G9MAE and F9MAE furnace models provide reliable performance with quiet operation. These units feature variable-speed blower motors for even temperature control and have modulating heating operation for energy-saving heating performance. Support for single-stage and two-stage cooling units provides the flexibility you need, while good sound ratings ensure you can relax even when the furnaces are running.

The G9MAE model is a gas furnace with heating input from 60,000 to 120,000 MBTUh. The largest unit measures 24.5 x 29.5 x 35 inches. This furnace has efficiencies of up to 98% AFUE.

For the F9MAE model, heating input ranges from 60,000 to 120,000 MBTUh. Dimensions of the largest unit are 24.5 x 29.5 x 35 inches. This furnace has a maximum efficiency of 98%.

Kenmore G9MVE and F9MVE

If you want Energy Star-certified furnaces that deliver superior performance, you should consider the G9MVE and F9MVE models. These units feature two-stage heating operation and have variable-speed blower motors. They also have a dehumidification feature that improves indoor air quality and a high-temperature limit control to prevent overheating. Stainless steel heat exchangers and insulated steel cabinets guarantee the longevity of the unit. 

The G9MVE furnace has a heating input of 40,000 to 120,000 MBTUh, with the largest unit measuring 24.5 x 29.5 x 35 inches. This communicating gas furnace delivers a maximum efficiency of 96% AFUE.

The F9MVE model provides a heating input range of 40,000 to 120,000 MBTUh. The largest unit has dimensions of 24.5 x 29.5 x 35 inches. This furnace has an efficiency rating of up to 96% AFUE.

Kenmore OMV and OMF

The Kenmore OMV and OMF models are oil furnaces. Variable-speed ECM motors deliver consistent comfort, while heavy-gauge, stainless steel heat exchangers transfer heat into the air quickly. These furnaces have fan control switches and control panels that promote simple operation for convenience. The units feature quiet operation, thanks to the high-density acoustic wool and sound attenuators.

With the OMV model, you have an input of 70,000 to 154,000 MBTUh. The OMV098 is 40.75 inches high, while the OMV112 is 41.5 inches high. The furnace has an efficiency of up to 86.3% AFUE.

There is also the OMF oil furnace that has 70,000 to 154,000 MBTUh. The OMF098 is 40.75 inches high. The OMF112 is 41.5 inches high, while the OMF154 is about 48 inches high. This unit has an efficiency of up to 86.4% AFUE.

Kenmore offers several other furnace models. In addition to those covered above, other gas furnaces include the G9MXT, F9MXT, G9MXE, F9MXE and N9MSE. Other oil furnace models include the OLV, OUF, OLR, OLR210, OTF210 and OLR350.


Kenmore furnace pricing depends on the model you choose, the size of the unit, AFUE ratings and your home’s specifics. Installation and placement also affect final costs. For the most accurate pricing information, including installation costs, you should contact a local HVAC professional using the form on this page.

Care and maintenance

Proper care and maintenance can extend the working life of your Kenmore furnace. As such, you should get an HVAC professional to inspect your unit at least once every year. The expert can detect any potential problems and repair them, helping you avoid huge repair costs.

Before the winter season sets in, you should change the air filters, clean the heat exchanger and lubricate and clean the blower motor. You should also take the time to clear any debris that may limit airflow to your furnace.

Kenmore furnace warranties

Kenmore offers warranties on all its furnaces. Heat exchangers carry a 20-year limited lifetime warranty, while other electrical and mechanical components include parts and labor protection for 10 years. 

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Kenmore Furnace Reviews

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"All appliance from Sears"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I had my furnace and water heater Sears Kenmore brand installed 20 years ago. No problem what so ever. I just clean it and change filter twice every year. And had a so-called professional check-up three times in the past 20 years. The only complain is the noise, but I think it is from the ductwork vibration. I wish Sears Kenmore still hold on their name. The furnace is still running strong.


Chicago , Il

"Terrible system"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We had Sears install an hvac system. The state electrical inspector told us not to use it because it might start a fire. Finally they came and replaced the units with smaller ones and now it kind of works. It took them six months to do this. They are not giving us a refund even though the equipment they ultimately installed is smaller and less powerful than the initial equipment. We are going to court.

Beryl Gorbman

Seattle, WA

"Unsastified customer"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

My ac broke this summer, since it was original I needed to replace it. The Sears sales rep came and told me that my unit was handling both ac/ and furnace. Close to $ 15,000. The ac worked fine. Now is winter and the system shuts off by itself. Of course they outsource the technician that installed it. He appears to be knowledgeable, but I the problem is still there. Today he is coming again to prove to me that he is right, that the problem is that my furnace chimney is not appropriate. In December is impossible to get a chimney repair person. The sales rep should have anticipated that! Sears do not deal with chimneys anymore. Sears does not stand behind their product as they should. And their technician is an arrogant man that thinks I cannot figure out that what he is saying is a bunch of bologna. Bad company, don' bother using them. I am not including here the time spent on phone calls and emails. A disgrace.

C. FitzPatrick

Dobbs Ferry, NY

"Don't buy"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Paid $4751, it didn't last 3 years without loss of thermostat – $400+. Can't start it this year. The installer no longer services. Customer Service is no help without more fees. Can't obtain a manual to diagnose. Try to find helpful customer info online, then see if you want to buy. They will stand behind if you pay them more money.

Dale Johnson

New York

"Excellent basic furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Bought this in spring 2002 as furnace/AC unit to replace an old Lennox. Have had it cleaned twice (it doesn't seem to soot up, at all). Had to replace the combustion blower fan in 2014 (at 12 years for $130) when it started getting noisy. Have had zero other issues and the AC unit has never required any service. It just runs.

Dan Miller

Naperville, IL

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