November 6, 2018 HVAC Products

If your existing furnace is nearing the end of its life, you may think that a high-efficiency furnace would cost way too much. But in reality, low operational costs, rebates, and tax credits in your area can make a new system considerably affordable.

Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted heating company in Coon Rapids MN that offers energy-efficient furnaces made by Lennox, one of the best names in home comfort.

Benefits of High-Efficiency Furnaces

Also called a condensing furnace, a high-efficiency heating system uses vent dampers that are programmed to automatically close 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.

High-efficiency furnaces use multi-speed and variable-speed blowers that decrease electric usage by corresponding the blower speed to the heating demands of the room.

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

High-efficiency furnaces utilize outside air for combustion, not the air inside your home. This prevents furnace damage caused by vapors from laundry products, which can corrode furnace components.

Also, condensing furnaces use an electronic ignition system that has been proven safer and more reliable than old furnaces that make use of a standing pilot light. This ignition system only uses heat when the furnace calls for heat.

Features of the Lennox EL196E

The EL196E is one of the models in Lennox’s Elite Series, promising optimum performance and ultimate savings.

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 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 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.

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 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.

Its fully insulated cabinet ensures quiet, efficient operation.

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 Limited Lifetime Warranty on the Heat Exchanger.

Call the HVAC Pros

For more information about this product, call Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. We are a licensed dealer and installer of Lennox furnaces. We can assure you that your brand-new system will operate based on Lennox’s specifications. We are your leading Blaine furnace installation contractor that aims to be your first choice for all your home comfort needs.