Merit® Series ML196E Gas Furnace

Single-stage, 96% fuel-efficient gas furnace with Power Saver™ constant-torque motor design

Features

Overview

    Here are some of the top features of the ML196E:

    Save money every month—efficiency ratings of up to 96% AFUE* so you pay for perfectly heated air, not wasted energy

    ENERGY STAR® certified—which means the furnace meets or exceeds U.S. federal guidelines for energy efficiency.

    Upgrade your heat, lower your utility bills—the Power Saver™ constant-torque motor design uses less energy in both heating and cooling modes, helping you save on utility bills. Flexible airflow based on a home’s ductwork makes this furnace 33% more efficient than older furnaces, while also delivering high gas efficiency with the 96% AFUE.

Energy Efficiency

    • Upgrade your heat, lower your utility bills—the Power Saver™ constant-torque motor design uses less energy in both heating and cooling modes, helping you save on utility bills. Flexible airflow based on a home’s ductwork makes this furnace 33% more efficient than older furnaces, while also delivering high gas efficiency with the 96% AFUE.
    • ENERGY STAR® certified—which means the furnace meets or exceeds U.S. federal guidelines for energy efficiency.
    • Save money every month—with an energy rating of 96% AFUE, you pay for perfectly heated air, not wasted energy.
    • 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.
    • Sealed blower compartment—permits only 1% air leakage, maximizing comfort.

Home Comfort

    • Stainless steel secondary heat exchanger—allows the furnace to reach high efficiency levels by capturing additional heat.
    • Robust blower assembly—maximizes air movement for perfect temperatures.

Performance

    • Duralok Plus™ heat exchanger—made of patented ArmorTuf™ steel to ensure high reliability and efficiency.
    • SureLight® igniter—silicone nitride construction ensures long product life and reliable operation.
    • Durable steel cabinet—made to last, with a resilient and attractive textured-paint finish.

Publications

ML196E Product Brochure

Disclaimer

*AFUE, or Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency, is a measure of how much usable heat is generated when natural gas is burned in the unit. The higher the AFUE, the more heat you’ll get from your natural gas, and the less gas you’ll have to use to stay warm.

**Covered components may be eligible to receive a 10-year limited warranty. Online equipment registration at www.lennoxregistration.com is required within 60 days of installation (except in California and Quebec) or Lennox’ base warranty will apply. Applies to residential applications only. See actual warranty certificate for details.

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