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Why You Should Consider Buying the Lennox EL196E Gas Furnace

Posted: 2021-02-02

During this time of year, it is pretty normal for your HVAC costs to spike, mainly because your furnace runs round the clock. But if you’re dealing with an old, inefficient furnace, you’re likely overspending on heating because such a unit works with aging parts. Moreover, you’re possibly operating a furnace that has an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating that is below the existing standard.

Old furnaces often experience overheating because their internal parts have been working beyond their useful years. When this happens, not only do you pay more for heating, but you also expose yourself and your family to risks associated with old furnaces. When it comes to your family’s safety, upgrading to a new, more energy-efficient furnace packed with safety features is the way to go.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your preferred heating company in Mahtomedi MN. In partnership with Lennox Industries, we offer an array of energy-efficient heating systems that are known for their quiet performance. One of the models in the Elite Series is the EL196E, which we are highlighting in this feature.

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 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 is 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 a Limited Lifetime Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

Interested? Ask the Heating Pros

If you want to find out more about this product, call Four Seasons Air Specialists. We are regarded as a Lennox Premier Dealer, a testament to our commitment to service excellence. For over forty years, we have been the top Grant furnace installation company trusted by homeowners like yourself.