Why You Should Buy the Merit Series ML180V Gas Furnace

Posted: 2021-04-06

For sure, you are enjoying the warmer climate that spring brings. Not only are you the one who is thankful for the change of seasons, but also your furnace. Higher temperatures mean less work for your heating system, right? But if your existing unit is a relatively old one, it may no longer have the power to meet your heating demands.

Old furnaces are notorious for exhibiting signs of inefficiency, and one of the issues associate with them is overheating. If your furnace tends to turn itself on and off too frequently, overheating can be the culprit. This problem is called “short cycling”, which makes your furnace less efficient, causes your energy bills to rise, and is also potentially dangerous, particularly if you’re running a gas-fired unit. There are several reasons for your furnace to overheat, including dirty air filters, a soiled blower wheel, blocked vents, a clogged evaporator coil, or a broken gas valve.

If you have an up-to-date furnace, it probably comes with a built-in limit switch that powers off the unit when it gets too hot, preventing further damage. Such a furnace is safer. But if you have an older unit, it’s highly unlikely to have this feature.

Inadequate airflow can also cause your furnace to turn on and off. Dirty filters restrict airflow to the heat exchanger, causing it to run at higher temperatures. Therefore, it is best to inspect your filters at least once a month and replace them when they are too dirty. This is the easiest thing you can do to keep your furnace in good shape and avoid expensive service calls.

Furthermore, if you close more than half of your vents or heat registers, you increase the pressure in your air ducts. This setup slows down your furnace blowers and compromises airflow in the heat exchanger, causing your unit to overheat.

Also, your furnace can overheat if it has a filthy blower wheel. It adds pressure to the furnace, which limits your unit’s airflow.

Just as overheating is bad for your car, so is operating an overheating furnace. Your trusted heating company in Hugo MN can help you determine whether your existing unit is due for a replacement. For your consideration, you might want to take a look at a furnace that can eliminate all your heating problems at home: the Lennox ML180V Gas Furnace.

Features of the Merit® Series ML180V Gas Furnace

Keep temperature swings to a minimum. Your home will stay perfectly comfortable with steady temperatures, improved humidity control, and smart energy use, thanks to a variable-speed motor.

Save money every month. With an energy-efficient design, the ML180V keeps your home comfortable and saves on monthly utility bills. Plus, when paired with a programmable thermostat, you could save up to 35% on utility costs.

The ML 180V is simply a smarter system. When this furnace is installed with a compatible Lennox heat pump, it creates a heating system that can switch back and forth between gas and electricity automatically, based on whichever is most cost-efficient for the weather conditions at the time.

Every component of the ML180V 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.

From its heavy-gauge steel cabinet and aluminized steel heat exchanger to its sealed blower compartment, the ML180V is built to deliver reliable comfort, year after year.

An AFUE of 80% means 80 cents of every dollar spent on gas goes directly toward heating your home. That can mean the potential savings of hundreds of dollars per year when compared to an older furnace.

When the ML180V is paired with a Lennox® heat pump, it creates a system that can automatically alternate between electricity and gas to keep you warm. So you’re always using the most energy-efficient way to keep comfortable.

The ML180V has a Duralok Plus heat exchanger that is constructed from patented ArmorTuf steel that captures waste heat, and a stainless steel secondary heat exchanger that allows the unit to achieve industry-leading efficiency levels. This solid component exceeds industry requirements and extends the furnace’s life.

Its hot surface igniter controls furnace operation to ensure reliable, efficient performance.

With product registration, the ML180V may be eligible for a 10-year Limited Extended Warranty. Lennox also offers a 5-year Limited Warranty on covered parts and a 20-Year Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

Ask the Heating Gurus

For more information, call Four Seasons Air Specialists, your leading Forest Lake furnace repair and installation company.