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Established in 1913, Kenmore is a leader in home appliances, known for reliability and quality. Kenmore offers whole-home heating systems, portable indoor heaters, and outdoor heating units. With abundant choices, it’s important to understand what’s available. Read on for an in-depth guide to Kenmore furnaces and heaters.
Types of Kenmore furnaces
Kenmore offers furnaces and heaters in three basic types: central heating systems, indoor heaters, and outdoor heaters. See below for information on each type.
A central heating system provides heat to your entire home. Kenmore central heating options include gas furnaces, heat pumps, boilers, and hybrid heating and cooling systems. Most systems require space in an indoor cabinet in your home. A packaged unit is ideal for smaller spaces. This combines everything you need, including air conditioning if desired, into a single outdoor unit. You can place a packaged unit on a concrete pad outside your home or on the roof.
Kenmore offers portable indoor heaters in a variety of styles and sizes. Designed to provide heat for a single room, these lightweight heaters move easily. Consider these heaters for supplemental heat or for rooms that need only occasional heating.
Outdoor heaters may be gas or electric, and range in size from small and lightweight to large and heavy. These heaters make it easy to enjoy your patio or other outdoor space all year long.
Kenmore furnace models
Consumers can purchase Kenmore whole-home heating systems exclusively through Sears Home Services. A service professional provides a free in-home consultation, including advice on choosing the right size, type, and features for your new heating system.
Portable indoor and outdoor heaters, also known as space heaters, are sized by their heating capacity in watts or BTUs (British Thermal Units). One watt is 3.41 BTUs. On average, you need 10 watts (34.1 BTUs) per square foot of the area you want to heat. For the best energy efficiency, be sure to buy a properly sized heater. See below for some of Kenmore’s most popular indoor and outdoor space heaters.
The NY15ER-7 is a 5100 BTU radiant indoor heater. It uses electric power and an oil-filled radiator to produce heat. Although large, this unit sits on casters for easy portability. The NY15ER-7 is appropriate for a room of approximately 150 square feet. An alternate oil-filled model is the EB65070, with two heat settings and a heating area of about 250 square feet.
The 96380 is a fan-driven infrared heater. With 5120 BTUs of heating power, it is best for a room of about 150 square feet. This heater has three power settings, tip over and overheating protection, a four-hour timer, and remote control.
This is a quartz radiant heater with a fan-assist providing 5120 BTUs of heating. Quartz heaters use a quartz bulb to reflect heat onto nearby objects. This model offers three power settings along with a stay-cool housing and an adjustable thermostat. It can comfortably heat a room of approximately 200-230 square feet. Another quartz model, the 95013, offers similar features, including knob controls and a carrying handle.
An oscillating heater allows you to maximize the square footage you can heat. The EB65162 is a ceramic tower model with 5120 BTUs. Due to its design, it can heat a room of approximately 250 square feet. Features include an LED display, an eight-hour timer, two heat settings, and both tip over and overheating protection. Other oscillating heater options include the 95015, a smaller ceramic model appropriate for a room of roughly 200 square feet, and the 92050, a fan-forced electric model that covers a room of 150 to 200 square feet.
The 95017 is an indoor-outdoor electric heater with a red retro look. It offers two heat settings and a fan-only mode, a thermostat, a carrying handle,and protection against overheating and tip over. This unit can heat an area of up to 200 square feet.
This traditional gas patio heater packs 38,200 BTUs of heating power. It’s powerful enough to warm a large deck and it features a built-in drink table. Safety features include a weighted base, an electric igniter, and an automatic gas cutoff switch.
Kenmore furnace pricing
Central heating systems typically cost between $1,000 and $3,000 or more, plus installation. The size, type, and features of the model you choose affects the price. Installation charges depend on your geographic area, ductwork, your home’s size, and installation difficulty. Your Sears Home Services professional will provide a comprehensive quote based on an in-home estimate.
Kenmore indoor and outdoor space heaters range in price from around $20 for a small, basic model to $100 for a more complex infrared model. However, these heaters may not effectively warm large rooms or open floor plans. In most homes, space heaters work well for supplemental heating, for rarely used small rooms, or for outdoor areas. Central heating remains the home’s main heat source.
Kenmore furnace warranty
Talk to your Sears Home Services professional about the warranty on your central heating system, as different models offer different warranties. Kenmore space heaters carry a limited one-year parts and labor warranty.
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Frequently asked questions
Pricing for Kenmore furnaces and heaters depends on the type, size, and features. Your Sears Home Services professional will help you choose the best system for your needs and budget.
Kenmore furnaces and heaters are exclusively sold by Sears.
Central heating systems have an average lifespan of 20 to 30 years, depending on usage and maintenance. Like all small appliances, space heaters are generally considered disposable, with a lifespan of just a few years.