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The Lennox G61V is a discontinued 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”).

Furnace Filters for the Lennox G61V

Air Flow Configuration Cabinet Width Filter Size(s)
All 17-1/2″ 16x25x1 (side)
16x25x1 (bottom)
All 21″ 16x25x1 (side)
20x25x1 (bottom)
All 24-1/2″ Two 16x25x1 (side)
24x25x1 (bottom)

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Consumer Reviews of Lennox G61V


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  • Very Unsatisfied
  • #4 of 29 Lennox Furnace
  • 59.09% of customers recommended

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Lennox G61V Furnace Reviews

Showing 6-10 of 22 reviews

"Furnace works well"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

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.

Ann Arbor MI

"Basically no fan option"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

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?

Redding, CA


5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Installed G61MPV-36-070 about 6 years ago and never had a problem, I would buy another!!!!


"Great gas savings!"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

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.

Lynnwood, WA

"G61MPV-36B-070-01 the best furnace I’ve ever bought/sold"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I purchased a Lennox g61mpv eight years ago as a dealer, and technician. I can tell you all that the problems out there are 98% of the time caused by untrained technicians and installers. I keep track of all the failures and further document the results. Carrier/Bryant and lennox have proven to be the two best brands for me personally and as a retailer. I’ve installed both in all four of my own homes. I’ve removed both Rheem 80% and a Trane x90 due to noise and unreliability. (Each were in brand new homes I purchased) In the Canadian prairies we see long streaches of very cold weather so there are many failures each year. If you do not maintain the equipment properly it will stop. I find the same complaints over and over, check to see if the technician even has proper training. On g51mp, g43uf, g61mp, vaccume ports plug left side red hose port at the collector (white residue), board failures inducer/ventor assembly stays on after call for heat (air switch code), g61mpv, circut board glitch will lock out after power failures, g32v upgrade this to one board (you may have to figure this procedure out on your own). There are a few more problems that occure. There is actually less than 2% actual failures due to workmanship and materials from the Lennox factory. You must service any and all furnaces every single year or they will stop! Ask the tech as many questions as you can if he bluffs his or her way through than send them packing and call someone else. Nate is just one of many certification training schools that require each technitian to pass tests to show they do have the most basic of hvac knowledge and understanding, check it out. I’ve been servicing hvac equipment for almost 30 years and learn something new every day. Investigate the company you use, call them at night too! Make sure they are trained , ready, and availible for you.

Winnipeg MB, Canada

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.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
G61MPV-36B-045-* 94.1 44,000
G61MPV-36B-045-** 94.1 44,000
G61MPV-36B-070-* 94.1 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-* 95 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-* 95 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-** 95 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-** 95 66,000
G61MPV-36C-090-* 94.3 88,000
G61MPV-60C-090-* 94.6 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-* 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-* 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-** 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-** 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-110-* 94.3 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-* 95 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-* 95 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-** 95 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-** 95 110,000
G61MPV-60D-135-* 94.6 132,000

G61V Warranty

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.

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