Lennox EL296E: A Two-Stage Energy Saving Furnace

Posted: 2018-01-23

During winter, a poorly performing furnace is one of the main things that can cause stress to homeowners. You expect to get heat from a heating system. No one would want to deal with an inefficient furnace that is unable to provide you the warmth and comfort you need. One consolation is that, there are obvious telltale signs showing your furnace may be due for a replacement.

If you notice a steady rise in your heating bills or if your unit needs constant repairs, you may want to consider getting a new furnace.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is a heating company in Vadnais Heights, MN that provides the best HVAC products and services. We continuously work with Lennox Industries to offer high-efficiency furnaces designed to give you maximum comfort and savings.

This article talks about one of the models in Lennox’s Elite Series, the EL296E.

Benefits of High-Efficiency Furnaces

High-efficiency furnaces use a second heat exchanger to catch much of the heat that would normally escape up the chimney.

Multi-speed and variable-speed blowers lower electric usage by matching the blower speed to the heating demands of the room.

Also called a condensing furnace,  a high-efficiency heating system uses a vent damper that is programmed in such a way that it automatically shuts the flue pipe when the burners are turned off. This results in shutting in the warm air inside, in turn reducing the amount of heat loss.

Modulating or variable capacity gas valves and an electronic control system enable you to make precise adjustments to the burner setting and blower motor speed for better temperature control and energy-efficiency.

Features of the Lennox EL296E

This furnace is ENERGY STAR® qualified. ENERGY STAR products are the same or better than standard products, only they use less energy. To earn the ENERGY STAR label, furnaces must meet strict energy efficiency criteria set by the US Environmental Protection Agency or the US Department of Energy. Since they use less energy, these products save you money on your electricity bill and help protect the environment by causing fewer harmful emissions from power plants. And you get the features and quality you expect.

Compared to older, low-efficiency models, the EL296E has an efficiency rating of 96 percent AFUE that can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs per year.

With product registration, the EL296E 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.

Its Power Saver™ motor operates at constant torque to help maintain consistent air circulation. 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.

The EL296E also has the capacity to make your home feel better during summer months. By operating at its lower speed, air spends more time in contact with the outside coil, the cooling engine of your air-conditioning unit. This helps reduce moisture levels inside your home to enhance your comfort.

When paired with a Lennox® heat pump, the EL296E 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.

Its Two-Stage Gas Valve operates at a lower heating output for efficiency, switching to a higher output only when needed.

Every component of the EL296E 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.

Premier Heating with Four Seasons Air Specialists

Our employees at Four Seasons Air Specialists have all the information you may need about this great furnace and are able to answer any heating questions you may have. Our loyal Mahtomedi customers continue to depend on us for all their heating and cooling needs including furnace repair and new installation.