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A Spotlight on the Lennox EL280 Gas Furnace

Posted: 2019-12-24

If you are running an old, inefficient furnace, you probably are acquainted to the problems it creates: hot and cold spots, inefficient cooling, poor indoor air quality, and the list goes on. Dealing with such a subpar furnace not only gives you a headache; it is also dangerous. In fact, it can negatively affect your health and your family.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is an HVAC company in White Bear Lake MN that cares about your comfort as well as your safety. We want to offer you no less than the best options available on the market. For this reason, we partnered with Lennox Industries, one of the premier manufacturers of world-class furnaces.

The Dangers of Operating an Old Furnace

You may be trying to get the most out of your outdated heating system, but it probably does you more harm than good. But first and foremost, how do you know if a furnace is considered “old”? Residential furnaces typically last 15 years, give or take. Another key factor to take into consideration is the system’s efficiency rating. If your existing furnace is below the industry minimum of 80 percent AFUE, you should really start looking for a new, more efficient heating system.

Most old furnaces have pilot lights that have no automatic shut-off switch. When the pilot light has a problem, it may keep trying to light or it causes other issues. A pilot light is controlled manually, and even a slight adjustment defect can release carbon monoxide. If your home is designed to be more energy-efficient, otherwise known as “tight”, a faulty pilot light can compromise your home’s indoor air quality and put you at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that over 200 people across the U.S. die each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be traced back to inefficient heating systems.

To keep your family safe and healthy, consider upgrading to a new, more efficient furnace.

Features of the Lennox EL280 Gas Furnace

The EL280 can adjust the size of its flame based on heating demand, allowing it to fine-tune your comfort and your energy savings with greater precision than a conventional furnace.

This product comes with a 20-Year Limited Warranty on Heat Exchanger. 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components. This product may be eligible for valuable 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty coverage with product registration.

The EL280 has an efficiency rating of up to 80 percent AFUE, which can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs per year, compared to older, low-efficiency furnaces.

The EL280’s ultra-low continuous fan speed provides a quiet, constant flow of air and enhances indoor air quality devices.

When matched with a Lennox air conditioner or heat pump, the EL280 can improve your cooling Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER), which leads to greater energy efficiency and lower energy costs.

Energy Efficiency

With an efficiency rating of up to 80 percent AFUE, the EL280 can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs per year, compared to older, low-efficiency furnaces. (Actual savings will vary depending on your area’s fuel rates and your family’s lifestyle.)

Its dual-fuel capability can be incorporated with an electric heat pump to create a dual-fuel system that maximizes comfort and fuel efficiency by smoothly alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs.

To minimize heat loss and maximize comfort and efficiency, Lennox created a sealed blower compartment for the EL280.


This furnace has a Duralok Plus heat exchanger that is built from patented ArmorTuf steel that captures waste heat, and a stainless steel secondary heat exchanger that enables the unit to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels. This solid component exceeds industry requirements and extends the EL280’s lifespan.

The EL280’s SureLight igniter increases its lifetime and improves reliability.

Its SureLight control board effectively controls its operation, guaranteeing better reliability and efficiency.

To further lessen heat loss, Lennox designed the EL280 with an elegantly-styled, durable steel cabinet with high-quality paint finish.

The EL280 is equipped with special sound-absorbing materials that further reduce sound for even quieter operation.

Top-Notch Professional Heating Services

Four Seasons Air Specialists can help you get the right furnace for your home. We’d like to help you make an informed decision based on measurable data and not mere hunch. We are your leading Dellwood furnace installation company.