We have 2 Lennox g26q3 furnaces at in our local Historical Society Museum, plus three more Lennox furnaces in an other building. To put it short – they are junk; poorly designed and built with cheap components. The two g26q3 furnaces both fail 2-3 times a year, typically on a holiday. (I’ve become really good at repairing them). The two newer Lennox furnaces, (different models) at the other facility typically fail once a year. The only one that rarely has an issue is the 25 year-old “inefficient” furnace. The whole “high efficiency” design is a joke, because you will spend more on parts and service than you will save on your gas bill!
I have had to fix it every year since I had it. Turns out the dealer was very unreputable and went out of business soon after installation. I have done all repairs myself and every year I repair something new on it. I would never buy another lennox product ever!
Not sure what exact one, but I am for sure it is a g26. 7 years ago my parents had carbon monoxide all through their house due to a heat exchanger cracking and now 7 years later it cracked again and was leaking carbon monoxide again all through the house. So now they have to sit in the cold with no heat until this part comes in, which they haven’t even ordered yet (been 2 days)! Not only do my parents live there but so does my 88 year old grandma and 2 year old niece. Called Lennox corporate and complained because the part is still under warranty but what about the over $500 repair fee that it costs?! Their answer to this was…. That’s your problem not ours..
I live in Charlotte NC and I’ve had a Lennox g26 for 11 years without a single hiccup. Perfectly quiet. It’s mounted in a basement, so it’s at a pretty constant temperature and reasonable humidity. I could see where a unit mounted in an attic could have service life issues here.
I had a lennox g26 installed in my home 12 years ago and I have been very satisfied with it. I have never had a repair of any kind, I simply replace the filters regularly. This 40,000 btu unit replaced a 120,000 btu unit and though it has longer cycle times, it has never failed to keep us warm.
Although many HVAC contractors support Lennox products online, some consumer posts reflect disappointment and frustration with the G26. A consumer on diychatroom.com finds the LED diagnostic lights not very useful when trying to diagnose a system error. Simple fixes, consumers say, are made more complicated because the lack of activity on the board.
A conversation thread on ytmag.com highlights repairs, failing components, and hard-to-deal with repairmen. Hvac-talk.com also has many repair questions about the G26. From faulty ignitions to blowing cold air, consumers are unsure how to fix the unit without calling a professional.
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Lennox G26 Model Numbers
The G26 is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.
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The G26 was equipped with Lennox’s basic warranty. The product did not require registration and is automatically eligible for receive a lifetime limited heat exchanger warranty and 5-year limited covered components warranty.
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