All About the Lennox EL196E Gas Furnace

Posted: 2019-12-31

Your furnace is your first line of defense against the effects of exposure to extremely cold weather. However, if you are stuck with an old unit, it may not have the level of efficiency to properly heat your home without consuming too much energy.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your trusted heating company in Lino Lakes MN. In partnership with Lennox Industries, we offer an array of energy-efficient gas and oil furnaces designed to give your home optimum comfort and improved safety.

To help you evaluate if your existing furnace needs a replacement, consider these factors:


A properly maintained furnace can effectively serve you for as long as 15 years or so. If your unit is around that age and beginning to show a decline in performance, there is a high likelihood of it needing a replacement soon. Even if the system still works, it may no longer have the efficiency to provide your heating needs.

Inconsistent Heating

One of the distinct issues associated with an old, inefficient furnace is a home having cold and hot spots. If you have to constantly control the thermostat because you feel that some rooms are warmer than others, this may be a sign that your furnace is unable to provide consistent heating for your home. Older, inefficient furnaces are powerless to properly distribute heated air throughout the home.

Extreme Noises

If your furnace is working with too much operational sounds like popping, hissing, or banging, this could indicate that your furnace is working with some failing parts. Such a problem requires immediate professional attention to ensure your safety.

Features of the Lennox EL196E Gas Furnace

The EL196E is one of the models in Lennox’s Elite Series, promising optimum performance and ultimate savings. Enjoy warmth as well as peace of mind. The EL196E, like all Lennox products, undergoes rigorous testing in our lab using proven technology from our industry-leading platform, ensuring the utmost in reliability.

This furnace is ENERGY STAR® qualified, which means the unit meets and exceeds US federal guidelines for energy efficiency.

Products that have the ENERGY STAR® labels offer reduced greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy. They also make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.

Its Power Saver™ motor operates at constant torque to help maintain consistent airflow. Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities improving the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also delivers higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. In continuous fan mode, this technology helps keep energy waste to a minimum.

Compared to older, low-efficiency models, the EL196E has an efficiency rating of 96 percent AFUE that can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs per year.

The EL196E furnace is compatible with the iComfort® E30 smart thermostat. You’ll get easier access, control, and comfort. And because the E30 works seamlessly with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit*, you get the added convenience of perfect comfort being just a voice command away.

When paired with a Lennox® heat pump, the EL196E creates a system that can automatically alternate between electricity and gas fuel to keep you warm. So you’re always using the most energy-efficient way to keep comfortable.

Every component of the EL196E has proven itself through extensive testing in our research labs. So you can take comfort knowing the furnace will deliver reliable performance, season after season.

The secret to the EL196E’s silent running is no secret: a fully-insulated cabinet and a Power Saver constant torque motor.

The Power Saver motor in the EL196E provides more consistent airflow for improved comfort while operating more efficiently than a standard motor.

Its Dual-fuel capability can be combined with an electric heat pump to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, optimizing energy use and minimizing heating costs.

Its Sealed blower compartment minimizes air loss and maximizes efficiency and comfort. Less than 1% leakage at 1.0" ESP

Its Duralok Plus heat exchanger is made of patented ArmorTuf steel to ensure high reliability and efficiency.

Its SureLight® igniter’s silicone nitride construction ensures long product life and reliable operation.

With product registration, the EL196E may be eligible for a 10-year Limited Extended Warranty. Lennox also offers a 5-year Limited Warranty on covered parts and Limited Lifetime Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

Ask the Heating Experts

If you need more information, call Four Seasons Air Specialists, your friendly Centerville furnace installation company.