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

Showing 21-25 of 237 reviews

"Great heating system"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Purchased this unit in October 2015 and I am very happy. The unit is efficient and quiet. Installed by a local HVAC provider with no issues. This is my first experience with Lennox and so far I'm impressed. Will see how the AC unit works in the spring.

W. Pinder

Bel Air, MD

"Happy homeowner"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

My Lennox gas heater and central air conditioner was installed back in February 1995. The units replaced an electric heat pump. We have never had a service call. It's now 20 years later and I'm now finding a problem with the heater firing up but not always putting out heat. I will be calling a service technician. With my great long term experience I have nothing but good things to report about Lennox. I do believe that HVAC systems won't last the 30-40+ years that many used to. I would buy a Lennox again.

J Szelc

Mt. Laurel, NJ

"Great little furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I purchased this furnace to replace a worn out furnace with a cracked heat exchanger in the late spring of 2014. It has now weathered the winter of 2014/15 and I have recently fired it up this fall 2015 for another cold Illinois winter. This furnace is a high efficiency model, and it certainly doesn't disappoint. The house is 3220 square feet, and this furnace has no problem heating it to a nice toasty temperature in the coldest of weather, and while not breaking the bank. When it was installed, a vent pipe for the exhaust had to be routed to the outside – which was done fairly easily. The drawback to this vent pipe is that a fair amount of condensate drips out and onto a stone patio, where it freezes like a stalagmite in the winter. I have now resorted to using a large bucket to capture the water as it drips – at least I don't risk damaging the patio below. All in all, I am quite happy with the reliability and performance of this furnace, and would recommend it to anyone in the market for a new unit. I like its efficiency and reliability. Although it is fairly new, I have never had any issues with it. I would buy the same unit again, and would recommend it to a friend.

Danville, Illinois

"Does not work every winter"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I am the same as a lot of other people. Every winter it needs to be repaired. I live in a brand new house and have had to have the furnace repaired 8 times in three years.

Burns

Bruceton Mills, WV

"Excellent quality and productivity"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We have personally owned the furnace for 6+ years, but it looks to be the original furnace from when the house was built back in 1964. I love that it is still working, for one thing! I also love that we haven't had to do any kind of service or repairs to it in the 6+ years that we have lived here. I can't think of anything that I don't like about it. The only thing we have had to do is re-light the pilot light a couple times, which is no big deal. When we move, or when this furnace finally goes out, I will absolutely be looking to install a Lennox furnace. Although, if it goes out, I would try to repair it before I tried to replace it! I am sure that they built them better back in the day, and that is part of why it is still going, but I am willing to give Lennox the benefit of the doubt and buy their furnace again. I would completely recommend this furnace to anyone.

Pueblo, CO

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