Kenmore Furnaces

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Kenmore Furnace Overview

Kenmore is the brand name for a line of furnaces manufactured by Sears. Kenmore furnaces are considered to be high-efficiency heating systems, as per the specifications laid down by the U.S. Department of Energy.

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  • #21 of 86 Furnaces
  • 20.83% of customers recommended

Single-Stage Natural Gas Furnace

The Kenmore 76111 and 76116 series are single-stage natural gas furnaces and, according to Sears, these multi-positions units provide “value” for the money. The 76111 series reaches an AFUE rating of 92.1 percent while the 76116 furnace has a 95.1 percent AFUE rating. Both these furnaces feature the manufacturer’s “hot surface ignition” technology. The secondary heat exchanger is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel to promote fuel efficiency. Insulated cabinet panels reportedly help retain heat and muffle noise.

Two-Stage Natural Gas Furnace

This is the 76121 series from Kenmore. The two-stage furnace has an AFUE rating of 93 percent and features insulated cabinet panels and a primary heat exchanger made of stainless steel that resists corrosion and makes the unit more durable. The hot surface ignition technology features an “on-demand” pilot flame.

Kenmore Two-Stage Natural Gas Furnace (ECM Motor)

The two-stage natural gas furnaces with ECM motors come in two models–76141 and 76150.

The furnaces in the 76141 series are two-stage units with an AFUE rating of 92 percent. This model features fully insulated cabinet panels, two heat exchangers made of stainless steel that add to the longevity of the unit, and an electronic ignition system. Dual certification allows you to have your pick of a single or direct vent system.

The 76150 series two-stage units feature an AFUE rating of up to 95 percent. The furnaces feature two durable stainless steel heat exchangers, while a multi-speed ECM 2.3 blower motor adds to the efficiency and keeps operations quiet. The units also feature “on-demand” pilot flame, along with hot surface ignition technology for quiet burner start-up.

Electric Furnace

The 27840 series electric furnace is available with an ECM motor system. The multi-speed motor was designed to improve air handling over other options, while thermal protective components on the blower motor and heater elements make the unit safe during operation, the manufacturer reports. The Kenmore electrical furnace is available in upflow/horizontal and downflow versions and also come in various sizes ranging from 10w to 30w heaters.

Care and Maintenance of Kenmore Furnaces

Sears advises that you schedule annual cleaning and tune-up routines for your Kenmore furnace. These services must be performed by a trained, qualified and certified technician only.


Kenmore furnaces come with 20-year limited-lifetime warranty on the heat exchanger. There is also a 10-year parts and labor protection on the other electrical and mechanical components of the furnace.

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Kenmore Furnace Reviews

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"All appliance from Sears"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

I had my furnace and water heater Sears Kenmore brand installed 20 years ago. No problem what so ever. I just clean it and change filter twice every year. And had a so-called professional check-up three times in the past 20 years. The only complain is the noise, but I think it is from the ductwork vibration. I wish Sears Kenmore still hold on their name. The furnace is still running strong.


Chicago , Il

"Terrible system"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

We had Sears install an hvac system. The state electrical inspector told us not to use it because it might start a fire. Finally they came and replaced the units with smaller ones and now it kind of works. It took them six months to do this. They are not giving us a refund even though the equipment they ultimately installed is smaller and less powerful than the initial equipment. We are going to court.

Beryl Gorbman

Seattle, WA

"Unsastified customer"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

My ac broke this summer, since it was original I needed to replace it. The Sears sales rep came and told me that my unit was handling both ac/ and furnace. Close to $ 15,000. The ac worked fine. Now is winter and the system shuts off by itself. Of course they outsource the technician that installed it. He appears to be knowledgeable, but I the problem is still there. Today he is coming again to prove to me that he is right, that the problem is that my furnace chimney is not appropriate. In December is impossible to get a chimney repair person. The sales rep should have anticipated that! Sears do not deal with chimneys anymore. Sears does not stand behind their product as they should. And their technician is an arrogant man that thinks I cannot figure out that what he is saying is a bunch of bologna. Bad company, don' bother using them. I am not including here the time spent on phone calls and emails. A disgrace.

C. FitzPatrick

Dobbs Ferry, NY

"Don't buy"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Paid $4751, it didn't last 3 years without loss of thermostat – $400+. Can't start it this year. The installer no longer services. Customer Service is no help without more fees. Can't obtain a manual to diagnose. Try to find helpful customer info online, then see if you want to buy. They will stand behind if you pay them more money.

Dale Johnson

New York

"Excellent basic furnace"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

Bought this in spring 2002 as furnace/AC unit to replace an old Lennox. Have had it cleaned twice (it doesn't seem to soot up, at all). Had to replace the combustion blower fan in 2014 (at 12 years for $130) when it started getting noisy. Have had zero other issues and the AC unit has never required any service. It just runs.

Dan Miller

Naperville, IL

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