Lennox Furnace Brand Review
Lennox HVAC is a long-standing company opened in 1895 by Dave Lennox. Since then, it’s been in business offering central heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning to the world. The company specializes in highly efficient cooling and heating units, and makes some of the most efficient products sold today. We will review some of the specs of a Lennox furnace replacement below. You may also be interested in installing a new Lennox air conditioner at the same time should both your HVAC units need replacing.
Lennox Furnace Installation Costs
The cost to install a Lennox furnace ranges by model type, the average homeowner with an 1,800 square foot home could expect to pay around $3,600 to install a new Lennox gas furnace. You can see the average costs to install a standard Lennox furnace below by home size.
|Home Square Ft.||Furnace Size Needed||Lennox Installation Cost|
|600 to 1,000 sq. ft.||40,000 BTU||$2,375 to $2,589|
|800 to 1,200 sq. ft.||50,000 BTU||$2,690 to $2,920|
|1,000 to 1,400 sq. ft.||60,000 BTU||$3,043 to $3,560|
|1,200 to 1,600 sq. ft.||70,000 BTU||$3,400 to $3,589|
|1,400 to 1,800 sq. ft.||80,000 BTU||$3,599 to $3,698|
|1,800 to 2,300 sq. ft.||100,000 BTU||$4,100 to $4,300|
|2,300 to 3,000 sq. ft||120,000 BTU||$4,432 to $4,499|
Lennox Furnace Prices by Model
The price of a replacement Lennox furnace will of course depend on the model you choose, the level of efficiency (AFUE %) desired, and average labor costs in your area. The average price for a mid tier 95% AFUE Lennox gas furnace such as the Lennox ML195 from the Merit Series you could expect to pay $1,832 for the furnace alone and $3,375 in total installation costs. See prices by other Lennox furnace models below:
|Lennox Furnace Model||Unit Price||Installation Costs|
What Lennox Furnace Model is Most Cost Effective for Your Climate?
When deciding on which Lennox furnace model will be best for your home, you’ll need to take into consideration your location and home size. This will allow you to know what kind of BTU levels you will need and also which AFUE rating would be best for your home. We’ve separated each region of all 50 U.S. states below into a climate map to help give you an idea of which Lennox model furnace would be the best for you.
- Zone 1, 2, 3: – 80% AFUE
- Zone 4: – 90% to 93% AFUE
- Zone 5: – 93% to 95% + AFUE
If you were installing a new Lennox furnace in a Zone 3 climate state such as Kansas where the winter weather can be moderate for a 2,000 square foot home, you would want to think about installing a Lennox EL280 with an 80% AFUE. That particular model would price out to be around $1,682 for the furnace alone and with labor and installation costs would be around $2,870 in total.
Lennox Furnace Models
Lennox furnaces are split into three different levels each offering better features with each upgrade in class. There is the Merit, the Elite and the Dave Lennox Signature Collection. Each of these Lennox furnaces are highly efficient, but the Dave Lennox Signature offers a 98.7 percent efficiency with its highest model.
Lennox Merit Series Furnace
The Lennox Merit ML offers a gas furnaces with 80% to 90 AFUE rating and a single stage speed, which means they constantly put out the maximum amount of heat into your home despite the outside temperature.
Lennox Elite Series Furnace
The Lennox Elite EL furnace comes in both a single stage speed and two stage speed model and offer an 90% AFUE energy efficiency level as well as at 90+ furnace model.
Dave Lennox Signature Series
The top furnace model offered by Lennox is the Dave Lennox Signature series furnace which boasts an impressive two stage speed system with anywhere from 80% AFUE all the way up to a 98.7% AFUE energy efficiency level. This is one of the best AFUE ratings found out of all the best furnace brands you can install or replace with.
Lennox Furnace Warranty Info
Lennox offers a highly comprehensive warranty on any of the top-end Dave Lennox Signature Collection furnaces. These furnace heating units get component and compressor coverage for 10 years and heat exchanger coverage for 20 years. When using the Elite series coverage drops to 5 years for components, 10 years for the compressor and remains at 20 years for a heat exchanger. Finally, the Merit series furnace get 5 years of coverage for both components and compressors and 20 years is provided for the heat exchanger.
Variable Heating and Cooling
There aren’t many cooling and heating technologies that can both cool and heat a space at the same time. While that normally isn’t something a business or a homeowner would want to do, in a very large space there are times when it would be beneficial to be able to cool some rooms while heating the rest.
Advanced Lennox systems come with variable speed blowers and adjustable burner controls to provide different levels of heating and cooling as needed. This lets residential equipment from Lennox operate in very strict heat ranges. While equipment from other companies might vary by as much as 3 degrees above or below the thermostat setting, Lennox equipment generally stays within a single degree of the set temperature thanks to the highly flexible technology.