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: $$

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.