Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to the Lennox SLP98V Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace

Posted: 2022-11-22

When temperatures drop, you rely on your furnace to do its job and keep your family comfortable and safe. But if you are dealing with a failing furnace, you probably need to look for a replacement as soon as you can.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your trusted heating company in Circle Pines MN. In partnership with Lennox Industries, we offer a full line of energy-efficient furnaces. Here’s one of the best in Lennox’s catalog.

Features of the Lennox SLP98V Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace


Your furnace is one of the pieces of equipment in your home that consumes the most energy. It is important to specify the energy-efficiency of a furnace to give you an idea of how much fuel it needs to conveniently heat your home.

Improved energy efficiency is one of the main reasons why homeowners buy a new furnace. While investing in a high-efficiency furnace does involve a substantial upfront cost, but it’s important to know that it also offers an excellent return on your investment.

AFUE (annual fuel utilization efficiency) rating is the measure by which a system’s ability to convert gas into heat is evaluated. It indicates the percentage of the fuel consumed that is actually used for generating heat. In layman’s terms, the higher the AFUE rating, the greater the savings.

With industry-leading efficiencies of up to 98.7% AFUE*, the SLP98V can save you hundreds of dollars in utility costs every year. This product has been designated as one of the Most Efficient ENERGY STAR certified products in 2021. Products that are recognized as the Most Efficient of ENERGY STAR in 2021 prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The SLP98V’s dual-fuel capability can be incorporated with an electric heat pump to enhance comfort and fuel efficiency by alternating between electric and gas heat, maximizing energy use while minimizing heating costs.

Its secondary heat exchanger is made from stainless steel that has a heavy-duty design, catching waste heat, allowing the SLP98V to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels.

When installed with the user-friendly programmable iComfort Wi-Fi thermostat, the SLP98V’s iComfort-enabled technology allows it to process information and make adjustments as needed to optimize performance and efficiency. iComfort Wi-Fi thermostats have the ability to monitor your energy usage and send you a detailed report that tells you how much energy you have been using in a given month. This data will allow you to foresee how much your utility costs would be, and tell you to make adjustments if you want to save on energy.

Silent Operation

You would want a furnace that works silently in the background. Furnaces that have an AFUE of 90 or more use a sealed combustion chamber, so you hardly ever even hear the burners when the furnace is running.

Furnaces with single stage gas valves are louder. On the other hand, having a 2-stage furnace results in a quieter running unit when set on a lower flame setting.

The SLP98V is the quietest high-efficiency furnace available on the market today. Its SilentComfort technology combines advanced engineering with sound-absorbing components to deliver the best in quiet performance. Compared to other competitive models, the SLP98V is up to 10 times quieter, making your home a lot more relaxing.

SilentComfort™ is achieved by using variable-speed technology. In simple terms, this furnace has a high and low speed. Since the low speed setting is enough to meet household-heating demands approximately 80 percent of the time, the furnace is much quieter than a conventional single-stage furnace.

The SLP98V packs a fully insulated cabinet with patented noise-reducing construction that further minimizes operating sound to an industry-leading low level.

Other Advanced Features

In addition to energy efficiency and quiet performance, the SLP98V offers more functional benefits that include:

Airflex™ technology allows technicians to adjust the airflow to best match your lifestyle and your home’s architectural design.

Precise Comfort ™ is the SLP98V’s feature that eliminates cold spots in your home by keeping the temperature held exactly where you want it.

Its variable-speed motor provides a quiet and consistent flow of air for an ideal balance of temperature and humidity throughout your home.

Ask Four Seasons Air Specialists

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