Reasons You Should Upgrade to the Lennox EL296E High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

Posted: 2022-12-27

Are you tired of your old furnace that has been having a hard time giving you consistent heating throughout your home? If you are looking for a new furnace, consider a unit that offers superior airflow, allowing it to give you even heat in every room. In addition to better airflow, you’ll also should look for one that offers improved safety. An old furnace can wear down and be a real safety hazard, i.e., the heat exchanger leaking carbon monoxide. If you’re experiencing such an issue, you should decide to have a new system altogether to ensure your family’s safety.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your leading heating company in North Oaks MN. Here’s one of the reliable furnaces available at our showroom.

Features of the Lennox EL296E High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

This product is approved by ENERGY STAR, which means it has a higher annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating and higher efficiency blower motors, making it more energy-efficient than regular models.

In order for a product to receive the ENERGY STAR label, it should meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When you choose an ENERGY STAR-certified furnace and take steps to optimize its performance, you can improve your home’s comfort while saving energy in the process. This results in lower energy costs as it also protects the climate by helping prevent harmful carbon pollution and reducing other greenhouse gases.

Conventional furnaces are either off or on. But the EL296E can output heat at two different intensities, allowing it to fine-tune your comfort and your energy use in perfect balance.

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 EL296E has an efficiency rating of 96 percent AFUE which can save you hundreds of dollars in heating costs per year.

The EL296E also has the capacity to make your home feel better during the 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.

It comes with a fully insulated cabinet, which guarantees quiet operation, promoting a good night’s sleep.

The sealed blower compartment makes the unit quieter than non-sealed systems because the burners, and often the system's exhaust fan, are located in a tightly sealed section.

The EL296E is compatible with air filters and humidifiers, which helps maintain the good indoor air quality in your home. This feature is perfect, especially if you have children, the elderly, or family members with preexisting respiratory conditions.

Its ultra-low continuous fan operation makes sure the unit distributes consistent heated air while minimizing energy usage.

The SureLight® Silicon Nitride Ignitor is newer and much harder to break than silicon carbide ignitors. It uses less energy and outlasts SC igniters by 2-7 times.

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.

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 a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

The EL296E is eligible for tax credits, thanks to its high AFUE rating. Depending on your area, you will be qualified to receive as much as $1500 worth of tax rebates for installing this system in your home.

Ask Four Seasons Air Specialists

If you have any questions about this product, talk to one of our White Bear furnace repair and installation experts. We will provide you with the accurate, relevant information you need to make the right decision.