Lennox Furnaces

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Lennox Furnace Overview

Lennox opened its doors in Marshalltown, Iowa in 1895. Lennox is named for founder Dave Lennox, who created a riveted-steel, coal-fired furnace as one of the company’s first products. Nowadays, Lennox manufactures both gas and oil furnaces, organizing models by both price and efficiency. The company uses AFUE (Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency) to describe each model’s energy efficiency

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Consumer Reviews of Lennox

2.6

  • Very Satisfied
    86
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    5
  • Neutral
    8
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    20
  • Very Unsatisfied
    135
  • #15 of 86 Furnaces
  • 35.83% of customers recommended

The defining feature of Lennox furnaces is Precise Comfort technology, which maximizes your home’s comfort while maintaining energy efficiency. This technology allows your furnace to make adjustments to its heat output. In milder climates, Lennox furnaces use very low airspeed and a small flame to circulate minimal amounts of warm air throughout your home. The furnace creates a larger flame and uses a higher airspeed when your home needs substantial heating.

During summer months, Lennox furnaces provide a continuous flow of filtered air while simultaneously reducing your home’s humidity. 

Lennox furnace series and models

Lennox offers 22 dual-fuel capable gas and oil furnaces. This section covers five top models. In each case, pricing can vary based on factors like unit type and home size. Consult a local HVAC professional for the most accurate quotes.

SLP98V | Up to 98.7% AFUE

The SLP98V Lennox gas furnace has industry-leading efficiencies, including up to 98.7% AFUE, which can save you hundreds in utility costs annually. This model earned ENERGY STAR Most Efficient status in 2020.

Features

  • Modulating heat stages
  • SilentComfort Technology
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • SureLight Silicon Nitride Ignitor

Technical Specs

  • Variable-speed motor
  • Enhanced humidity control
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • Air filter and humidifier capabilities
  • Ultra-low continuous fan

Efficiency

  • Up to 98.7% AFUE
  • ENERGY STAR qualified

Pricing

  • Lennox furnace pricing: $2,230.00
  • Furnace installed: $3,790
  • Air and heating installation: $8,260

SL297NV | Up to 97.5% AFUE

Experience all-around comfort when selecting the SL297NV Lennox gas furnace. This ultra-low NOx gas furnace features a revolutionary design that produces 65% lower NOx emissions compared to other low NOx furnaces. 

Features

  • Two-stage heating
  • SilentComfort technology
  • Variable-speed motor
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • SureLight Silicon Nitrade Ignitor

Technical Specs

  • Enhanced humidity control
  • Air filter and humidifier compatibility
  • Ultra-low continuous fan
  • Ultra-low emissions

Efficiency

  • Up to 97.5% AFUE
  • ENERGY STAR qualified

Pricing

  • Lennox furnace pricing: $2,230.00
  • Furnace installed: $3,790
  • Air and heating installation: $8,260

SL280V | Up to 80% AFUE

The SL280V’s two-stage heating calibrates based on outside temperatures. The gas furnace’s SilentComfort technology also helps it operate up to 4.5 times quieter than competing models.

Features

  • Two-stage heating
  • SilentComfort technology
  • Sound-absorbing insulation
  • SureLight Silicon Nitrade Ignitor

Technical Specs

  • Variable-speed motor
  • Insulated blower compartment
  • Enhanced humidity control
  • Air filter and humidifier compatible

Efficiency

  • Up to 80% AFUE
  • Not ENERGY STAR qualified

Pricing

  • Lennox furnace pricing: $1,990.00
  • Furnace installed: $3,150.00
  • Air and heating installation: $5,425.00

SL280NV | Up to 80% AFUE

The SL280NV is a variable-speed, ultra-low emission Lennox gas furnace. Its efficiency, and environmentally-friendly features produce 65% lower NOx emissions. Its variable-speed motor means you’ll experience consistent temperatures throughout your home while maintaining fuel efficiency.

Features

  • Two-stage heating
  • SilentComfort Technology
  • Variable-speed motor
  • SureLight Silicon Nitrade Ignitor

Technical Specs

  • Insulated blower compartment
  • Air filter compatible
  • Humidifier compatible

Efficiency 

  • Up to 80% AFUE
  • Not ENERGY STAR qualified

Pricing

  • Lennox furnace pricing: $1,990.00
  • Furnace installed: $3,150.00
  • Air and heating installation: $5,425.00

EL296V | Up to 96% AFUE

The EL296V is a Lennox gas furnace with a variable-speed, two-stage motor. Its variable-speed airflow means you won’t experience blasts of air when the system starts, and the unit gently disperses heat evenly throughout your home.

Features

  • Two-stage heating
  • Fully-insulated cabinet
  • Variable-speed motor
  • Sealed blower compartment
  • SureLight Silicon Nitrade Ignitor

Technical Specs

  • Enhanced humidity control
  • Air filter and humidifier compatibility
  • Ultra-low continuous fan

Efficiency

  • Up to 96% AFUE
  • ENERGY STAR qualified

Pricing

  • Lennox furnace pricing: $2,230.00
  • Furnace installed: $3,790.00
  • Air and heating installation: $8,260.00

Care and maintenance

Caring for your Lennox furnace involves ensuring it undergoes routine maintenance by an HVAC professional. The company also recommends the following steps. 

Clean your Lennox furnace filters

Keeping your furnace filters clean reduces excessive strain on the unit while simultaneously reducing heating costs and increasing the furnace’s lifespan. You can ensure you have an efficient return-air system by making sure the furnace’s slot has a cover. An HVAC dealer can help determine which filter is best for your furnace.

Keep your furnace clean

One of the essential things you can do regarding care and maintaining your furnace is ensuring that it stays clean. A clean furnace runs efficiently and smoothly. A professional HVAC technician should clean and inspect every part of your furnace. In between visits, vacuum all dirt and dust from your home’s registers.

What to expect during inspections

As part of your furnace’s preventative maintenance, your HVAC technician will perform the following services:

  • Inspecting furnace flames
  • Checking the flue for dents and gaps
  • Removing and cleaning the blower
  • Vacuuming all the blower cavities and burner
  • Brushing and vacuuming blower blades
  • Cleaning the sensor blade

Lennox furnace warranties

SLP98V

  • Limited lifetime warranty on heat exchanger
  • 10-year limited warranty on covered parts

SL297NV

  • Limited lifetime warranty on heat exchanger
  • Five-year limited warranty on Lennox furnace parts

SL280V

  • 20-year limited warranty on heat exchanger
  • 10-year limited warranty on Lennox furnace parts

SL280NV

  • 20-year limited warranty on heat exchanger
  • 10-year limited warranty on Lennox furnace parts

EL296V

  • Limited lifetime warranty on heat exchanger
  • Five-year limited warranty on Lennox furnace parts
  • 10-year limited extended warranty coverage with product registration

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Lennox Furnace Reviews

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"Never buy Lennox from Costco"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Major reason to never buy Lennox furnace from Costco is that Weathertech Is very bad installer. They refuse to honour warranty and Costco does nothing to make them.

C Spain

"Never buy a Lennox"

3.0 rating
Neutral

I have no idea whether the problem is with the furnace or the only people who are allowed to service it. Terrible>>> Do not buy one, because there are only their "professionals" who can service them…They have been here five times in the last year and still have not fixed it.

p l

Pennsylvania

"Lennox Furnace is a piece of junk"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I have a 4-year-old Lennox Elite Oil Furnace that is junk. It was poorly installed (fuel oil running out onto the floor from the outside filter forming a large pool on the floor 2 days after installation) and has repeatedly leaked fuel oil inside the furnace. Fuel oil drips from under the assembly. I have had the authorized dealer/service firm (McKean in Washington, Pa) in here multiple time to fix it, and it just continues to leak. In November of 2016, I spent a 3 week period largely without heat. I gave up every vacation day, personal day and sick day for that entire year to be off work so McKean could come in here nearly every day. Got it started when they got here, only to have it stop, leaking oil and with the lockout light blinking in as little as an hour. They have replaced multiple parts. They put shims in to lift one side. They most recently (in the last 2 weeks) replaced the entire assembly. It still leaks. I have to remove the front and wipe fuel oil several times a day or the air filter gets soaked. Even so, the filter gets oil on it (from the top and bottom) and has to be replaced every several days or it stinks. The house smells like fuel oil. I have contacted Lennox corporate several times. They refer me back to the dealer (who is now charging me for failed repairs, $300 the last time) and to the district rep (who is not only no use, but offers inappropriate comments – like not understanding why I am upset about this and that I need to confront their authorized dealer on these charges for failed repairs). I'm beginning to think that being a retired, unmarried woman may have something to do with why I am being ripped off and run over. I paid $3,500 for this furnace 4 years ago, and have paid close to $600 more for failed repairs. I have never had an experience like this in my life. Short of litigation against Lennox and their authorized dealer/service (which this may come to), I'm not sure what to do next. Is there anyone out there who fix this junk Lennox furnace? If so, you can respond via email or pm me on Facebook. In the meantime, I'm letting others know about my experience so that they can make an informed decision as to the brand of furnace they purchase and from which dealer.

Lynn Fischer

Pennsylvania

"Costly, high maintenance"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The advertising budget should be spent on trying to get quality.

Dale

Canada

"This product is no good."

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Bought unit and furnace in 2015 couple of months furnace froze.techinan came and fixed it. Then last year 2017 had to call technician to come cause found water leaking. Technician came out and fixed it. I pay every month, so they can come and services my furnace. Of course technician said everything okay. Well winter has been pretty cold, well we would sat heater at 79 and up 80 degrees, and it would not come on. House would be at 69 degrees and still heater would not come on til hour later. Technician came out twice charging $75.00. said it was a part that was needed. Again I had to call for them to come out cause it was doing the same thing. Strand's brothers is the company that we went through to get the Lennox Ac. So I'm told that it's a part that is freezing up and delays the gas to flow through. After I have been complaining about it. Was told that I have to pay for the labor of $199.00 for them to come out and install. I don't think I have to for a them to come and put in a defective part that should have been check in the first place. I would not recommend strand's brothers or Lennox.

Gloria

Austin, TX

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