High-Efficiency Furnaces

Furnaces have been designed (since 1981) with efficiencies of up to 97 percent, as compared to older types with efficiencies in the 60 percent range. The Lennox Pulse is one example of the types available. The G14 series pulse combustion up-flow gas furnace provides efficiency of up to 97 percent. Eight models for natural gas and LPG are available with input capacities of 40,000, 60,000, 80,000, and 100,000 Btu/h. The units operate on the pulse-combustion principle and do not require a pilot burner, main burners, conventional flue, or chimney. Compact, standard-sized cabinet design, with side or bottom return air entry, permits installation in a basement, utility room, or closet. Evaporator coils may be added, as well as electronic air cleaners and power humidifiers (see Fig. 2-16).

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