Lennox G61V Furnace Overview

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The Lennox G61V is a discontinued variable-speed gas furnace with enhance humidity controls that operates at multiple speeds to regulate the air flow throughout the home.

A SureLight control board ensures easy and efficient functioning of all systems. This furnace is Energy Star rated with an AFUE from 94.6 to 95%. It is a two-stage furnace that provides two levels of heating for temperature control. The design of the Lennox G61V Furnace is CSA certified and has obtained the Good Housekeeping Seal.

The G61V and the G61MPV are identical machines — Lennox is just not consistent in how they refer to the two. (The “G” means “natural gas”, the “61” is the series identifier, and “MPV” means “multi-positional, variable speed”).

Furnace Filters for the Lennox G61V

Air Flow Configuration Cabinet Width Filters
All 17-1/2″ 1 16x25x1 filter (side air return)
1 16x25x1 filter (bottom air return)
All 21″ 1 16x25x1 filter (side air return)
1 20x25x1 filter (bottom air return)
All 24-1/2″ 2 16x25x1 filters (side air return)
1 24x25x1 filter (bottom air return)

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Consumer Reviews of Lennox G61V

3.4

  • Very Satisfied
    13
  • Somewhat Satisfied
    0
  • Neutral
    0
  • Somewhat Unsatisfied
    0
  • Very Unsatisfied
    9
  • #4 of 28 Lennox Furnaces
  • 59.09% of customers recommended

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Lennox Furnace Reviews

Showing 1-5 of 22 reviews

"Do not buy Lennox"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Awful furnace. Two major breakdowns in the the last 2 years on a furnace 7 years old ! Any money saved, if any, in energy savings is lost to hundreds of dollars in repairs. Lennox only warranties the part, not labor and right now I am without heat in upstate New York and will have to pay over $330.00 for a warranty repair. Do not buy a Lennox.

Troy, NY

"Waste of Money!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

Moved into a home with this High Efficiency furnace, the Elite 61mpv…that is not highly efficient!! My sister has a mid-efficiency furnace and our heating bills for relatively the same size houses are the same!! Plus it is not that quiet a furnace…can hear it from our bedrooms every time it comes on. Even heating throughout the house…not in our house, some areas too hot, while others cold…and this is a cold bedroom only feet from the furnace, not a long run through several floors?! Finally the cost of the filters, which are so hard to find by the way….ridiculous. $150 per filter for every six months?? Wish we would have known more before we bought this house, we hate the Lennox heating system…..garbage.

Edmonton, Alberta

"NEVER AGAIN!"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

The blower motor that circulates the air in the home failed this fall. The main circuit board failed a few weeks ago. Parts were warranteed but could have cost me close to $900. Labor did cost me about $450. Can someone please explain to me what is so great about these pc of junk furnaces? I can hardly wait for when the a/c starts to act up this summer. Never again!

WI

"Lennox’s lemon"

1.0 rating
Very Unsatisfied

I had an 85% efficiency 8 year old Carrier furnace that worked great with no problems, and a 19 year old air conditioning that needed to be replaced. In the end, I “upgraded” the whole heating and air conditioning system. The new 95% Lennox’s furnace does provide a more even heating of the house, but I did not get much energy savings, if anything at all. Moreover, after 1.5 years in operation furnace fails to ignite and pressure switches fail to open. Three visits by technicians have failed to resolve the issue, so far! High efficiency furnaces are rather complicated beasts; there is probably no end to this. On the other hand, my Japanese tank less water heater works just fine after

Salt Lake City, UT

"Elite G61MPV 2200sq ft ranch 3 years"

5.0 rating
Very Satisfied

We upgraded to the Elite g61mpv with New construction.We also did duel Zones Bedrooms/living area. The future 3rd Zone will be the walk out basement. Total space so far 4400sq ft including the full exposed basement helps.The furnace is quiet and blower works well with the Lennox Ac in the summer.WE Energy always has us on the lowest of the cost and usage line in comparing us with other owners. Quiet /comfortable and as cheap as it gets compared to other places I have been seen and talked to.The ac however did need some motor part 2nd summer.So far very pleased with the furnace. My expectation is 15-20 years,25 would be nice.Cost of the variable fan??? Later,and expenses will be the telling story.Ive heard good and bad about various brands. Look and ask around. understand your warranty!!

Wisconsin

Other G61V Reviews

Commenters on HVAC-Talk message boards and heating contractor sites intensely debate Lennox equipment in general:

  • Several posters suggest that Lennox is inferior to many brands, such as Trane, due to frequent problems with circuit boards, inducer blowers, and even motors.
  • Others state that Lennox is one of the better brands because problematic components were discarded years ago and new innovative equipment has since been introduced to improve their quality.
  • In another hvac-talk.com forum, a professional technician states that Lennox parts are cheaper than many others, yet others have complained that waiting for parts and Lennox technical support, whenever available, is problematic, causing inconvenience for customers.
  • Several people in another hvac-talk.com forum argue Lennox equipment requires Lennox technicians because they are most familiar with problems related to this brand.

Lennox G61V Model Numbers

The G61V is available in different models which vary in efficiency and capacity.

Model Number AFUE BTUs per Hour
G61MPV-36B-045-* 94.1 44,000
G61MPV-36B-045-** 94.1 44,000
G61MPV-36B-070-* 94.1 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-* 95 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-* 95 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-** 95 66,000
G61MPV-36B-071-** 95 66,000
G61MPV-36C-090-* 94.3 88,000
G61MPV-60C-090-* 94.6 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-* 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-* 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-** 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-091-** 95 88,000
G61MPV-60C-110-* 94.3 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-* 95 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-* 95 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-** 95 110,000
G61MPV-60C-111-** 95 110,000
G61MPV-60D-135-* 94.6 132,000

G61V Warranty

The Lennox Elite series offers a 5-year warranty on parts, 10 years on the compressor and 20-year to limited Limited Lifetime on the heat exchanger.

An extended warranty is available which extends the parts warranty to 10 years, if your furnace was installed after March 1, 2009 and you register online within 90 days of installation.

An extended warranty (which covers labor) is available from Lennox dealers for an additional fee.

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