Elite Series Gas Furnaces Offer High Efficiency and Outstanding Features

The Elite Series got its name for a reason. These gas furnaces will provide excellent comfort for your home that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg every month. Energy efficiency is a leading feature of each system, and with AFUE ratings* like these, you’ll wonder why you didn’t replace your furnace earlier. Aside from efficiency and reliable heat, the Elite Series gas furnaces have tons of impressive features. Find details about each model below. When you’re ready to take the next step toward a gas furnace replacement, call Contra Costa Heating & AC in the Bay Area at 510-343-9841 or schedule an appointment online.

EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

The EL296V is one of the finest furnaces around. It’s reliable and highly efficient, reaching an efficiency rating of 96% AFUE* and earning ENERGY STAR® qualification. Featuring a variable speed motor and two-stage heating, the system can easily switch between providing heat for harshly cold days and milder ones. Your takeaway: you’ll stay warm and comfortable regardless of what the weather’s like.

  • SilentComfort™ Technology delivers the ultimate in quiet consistent heating
  • Variable speed motor delivers better humidity control and consistent airflow for improved comfort and indoor air quality.
  • Enhanced humidity control — operates at different speeds to exactly control the flow of heated and cooled air throughout your home
  • Ultra-low Constant Fan provides a quiet, consistent flow of air and optimizes indoor air quality accessories
  • SureLight® ignitor —silicone nitride construction helps enable long product life and reliable operation
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components (this product may be eligible for valuable 10-year Limited Extended Warranty coverage)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on heat exchanger
EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 96
Price Guide: $$$Energy Star badge

EL296E High-efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

ENERGY STAR® qualification and AFUE ratings of 96% are just the start of the energy efficiency discussion for this gas furnace. The EL296E features a Power Saver™ constant torque motor, which may be up to 200% more efficient on constant fan mode than a single-stage motor. The system also is quiet and helps provide consistent air flow for a cozy home at all times.

  • Power Saver™ motor operates at constant torque to help provide a consistent flow of air
  • Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities increasing the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also generates higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. Constant fan mode also helps reduce energy waste.
  • Two-Stage gas valve operates at a reduced heating output for efficiency, switching to a higher output as needed.
  • SureLight® ignitor—silicone nitride construction helps ensure long product life and reliable operation
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered component (this product may be eligible for valuable 10-year Limited Extended Warranty coverage)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on heat exchanger
EL296E High-efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): up to 96
Price Guide: $$Energy Star badge

EL280 Two-Stage Gas Furnace

Two-stage heating on the EL280 gas furnace comes in handy during the Bay Area winters. It provides even temperatures, while altering its heat output in relation to the temperature outside. This equipment uses sound-absorbing materials to reduce operation sounds and a Duralok™ heat exchanger for long life and reliability.

  • Efficiency rating of 80% AFUE *
  • Fully insulated for quieter operating sounds
  • Two-stage motor for higher energy efficiency
  • Two-stage operation—enables more even temperatures in your home
  • Continuous low-speed fan slowly circulates air for increased comfort and improved indoor air quality. SureLight® ignition—silicone nitride construction helps lengthen product life and reliable operation
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components (this product may be eligible for valuable 10-year Limited Extended Warranty coverage)
  • 20-year Limited Warranty on heat exchanger
EL280 Two-Stage Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 80
Price Guide: $$

EL195E Gas Furnace

One of the best parts of installing the EL195E gas furnace is seeing the difference (and decrease!) in your utility expenses. The system’s efficiency rating of 95% AFUE* and Power Saver™ constant torque motor both make this heating system a great option if you are considering a reliable, yet affordable gas furnace.

  • 95% AFUE efficiency rating
  • Fully insulated for quiet operation
  • Power Saver™ constant torque motor maintains consistent airflow to help keep your home at the ideal temperature at all times
  • SureLight® ignition – for reliable operation and helps increase the product’s life
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components (this product may be eligible for valuable 10-year Limited Extended Warranty coverage)
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on heat exchanger
EL195E Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 95
Price Guide: $$

EL196E High-Efficiency Gas Furnace

Enjoy the quiet comfort of the energy-efficient EL196E gas furnace. Its innovative Power Saver™ motor provides consistent temperatures while an ultra-low continuous fan reduces loud noises at start-up. Because this furnace is 33% more efficient than ones with standard motors, you’ll feel the difference in your home and heating costs. This ENERGY STAR®-rated furnace also features:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 96% AFUE1—potentially helping you lower your heating expenses.
  • Ultra-low continuous fan keeps the furnace quiet as it starts up.
  • iComfort®-enabled technology, when paired with an iComfort® E30 Smart Thermostat, adjusts to your family’s schedule to save on heating and cooling expenses. Use your voice to set your comfort level when your thermostat is linked with Amazon Alexa or the Apple HomeKit.2
  • Power Saver™ motor keeps your home more comfortable with uniform temperatures, consistent airflow and quiet operation.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Create maximum efficiency by using an electric Lennox® heat pump.
  • SureLight® ignition offers dependable performance.
  • Stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger holds on to more heat.
  • Sealed blower compartment and fully insulated cabinet increases comfort and efficiency by reducing heat loss.
  • Air filter and humidifier compatible.
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on the heat exchanger.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components.
  • 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty with product registration—ask Contra Costa Heating & AC for more information.3
EL196E High-Efficiency Gas Furnace
Price Guide: $$
Efficiency Rating (SEER): Up to 96

EL195NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

Special sound-absorbing materials used in the EL195NE gas furnace allow you to relax in quiet warmth. But that’s not all. You’ll also benefit from potentially lower energy bills while helping protect the environment. As the first lowest emission furnace on the market,1 the EL195NE emits 65 percent less nitrogen oxide than standard low-NOx furnaces. By using an ultra-low emissions furnace, you can help keep the environment healthy. Besides ENERGY STAR® certification for outstanding energy conservation, the EL195NE also features:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 95% AFUE2—which can keep utility costs lower.
  • Ultra-low continuous fan provides quiet operation.
  • Power Saver™ motor provides steady heating.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Increase energy efficiency by installing an electric Lennox® heat pump.
  • SureLight® ignition offers reliable heating.
  • Stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger captures more heat.
  • Sealed blower compartment limits heat loss.
  • Air filter and humidifier compatible.
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on the heat exchanger.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on covered components.
  • 10-Year Limited Extended Warranty with product registration—ask Contra Costa Heating & AC for more information.3
EL195NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace
Price Guide: $$
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 95

 

1Lennox® SL97UH40NV36B, EL195UH100NE60C, SL280UH100NV60C and EL180UH040NE36A units are the first commercially available, natural Gas-Fired Fan-type Central Furnaces to meet an NOx emission limit of 14 nanograms per Joule (ng/J).
2Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures how efficiently an appliance converts fuel into heat over the course of a year. 
3Covered components may be eligible to receive a 10-year warranty. Online equipment registration at www.lennoxregistration.com is required within 60 days of installation (except in California and Quebec) or the Lennox® base warranty will apply. Applies to residential applications only. See actual warranty certificate for details.
Note: Due to Lennox’s ongoing commitment to quality, specifications and ratings are subject to change without notice.

California Only
This furnace does not meet the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1111 NOx emission limit (14 ng/J) and cannot be installed in the SCAQMD.

If installed in San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) only: This furnace does not meet the SJVAPCD Rule 4905 NOx emission limit (14 ng/J), and thus is subject to a mitigation fee of up to $450.

 

EL180NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

The EL180NE gas furnace provides ultimate warmth with minimum noise—all while decreasing emissions. The first lowest emission furnace on the market,1 the EL180NE creates 65 percent less nitrogen oxide than standard low-NOx furnaces. Nitrogen oxide is discharged when fuel ignites. In large concentrations, this gas can be damaging to respiratory and environmental health. By cutting back on NOx emissions, you can ensure you and your family have cleaner air to breathe. This furnace also features:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 80% AFUE2—which can reduce energy costs.
  • Ultra-low continuous fan ensures even temperatures.
  • iComfort®-enabled technology, when linked with an iComfort® E30 Smart Thermostat, can save you more on energy costs. Use voice commands to set your preferred temperature when your thermostat is paired with Amazon Alexa or the Apple HomeKit.3
  • Power Saver™ constant torque motor matches airspeed to demand, reducing energy use for heating and cooling.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Install with an electric Lennox® heat pump for top efficiency.
  • SureLight® hot surface ignition ensures reliable heating.
  • Sealed blower compartment reduces heat loss.
  • Air filter and humidifier compatible.
  • 20-Year Limited Warranty on the heat exchanger.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on all remaining covered components.4
EL180NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 95
Price Guide: $$

 

1Lennox® SL97UH40NV36B, EL195UH100NE60C, SL280UH100NV60C and EL180UH040NE36A units are the first commercially available natural Gas-Fired Fan-type Central Furnaces to meet an NOx emission limit of 14 nanograms per Joule (ng/J).
2Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures how efficiently an appliance converts fuel into heat over the course of a year. 
3Apple HomeKit technology provides an easy, secure way to control your home’s lights, doors, thermostats and more from your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. To control this HomeKit-enabled accessory, iOS 10.2.1 or later is recommended. Apple, Apple Watch, iPad, iPad Air, iPhone and iPod touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. HomeKit is a trademark of Apple Inc.
4Covered components may be eligible to receive a 10-year warranty. Online equipment registration at www.lennoxregistration.com is required within 60 days of installation (except in California and Quebec) or the Lennox® base warranty will apply. Applies to residential applications only. See actual warranty certificate for details.
Note: Due to Lennox’s ongoing commitment to quality, specifications and ratings are subject to change without notice.

California Only
This furnace does not meet the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Rule 1111 NOx emission limit (14 ng/J) and cannot be installed in the SCAQMD.

If installed in San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (SJVAPCD) only: This furnace does not meet the SJVAPCD Rule 4905 NOx emission limit (14 ng/J), and thus is subject to a mitigation fee of up to $450.

 

Remember – Contra Costa Heating & AC can take care of gas furnace repairs and maintenance checks, too. We’re available for all your gas furnace needs. Call 510-343-9841 or use our online scheduler to book your next appointment.


* Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures how efficient the appliance is in converting its fuel’s energy into heat over the course of a year.