Elite Series Gas Furnaces Offer High Efficiency and Outstanding Features

They’re called the Elite Series for a reason. These gas furnaces will provide outstanding comfort for your home that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg every month. Energy efficiency is a primary feature of each product, and with AFUE ratings* like these, you’ll wonder why you didn’t get one of these furnaces sooner. Besides efficiency and reliable heat, the Elite Series gas furnaces have tons of impressive features. Discover specifics on each model below. If you’re ready for a gas furnace replacement, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest at 949-204-0859 or schedule an appointment online.

EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

The EL296V is one of the best furnaces around. It’s reliable and energy efficient, achieving 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 no matter what the weather outside is like.

  • SilentComfort™ Technology delivers the ultimate in quiet consistent heating
  • Variable speed motor delivers greater humidity control and consistent airflow for improved comfort and indoor air quality.
  • Enhanced humidity control — works 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 improves indoor air quality accessories
  • SureLight® ignitor —silicone nitride construction helps ensure 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 in constant fan mode than a single-stage motor. It’s also quiet and helps maintain consistent air flow for an evenly warmed home at all times.

  • Power Saver™ motor works 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 decreased heating output for efficiency, changing to a higher output as needed.
  • SureLight® ignitor—silicone nitride construction helps increase product life and allows 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 Lake Forest winters. It provides even temperatures, while altering its heat output depending on the temperature outside. This equipment uses sound-absorbing materials to decrease 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 helps improve energy efficiency
  • Two-stage operation—enables more even temperatures in your home
  • Continuous low-speed fan slowly circulates air for improved 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

The difference in your utility expenses before and after installing an EL195E gas furnace can be astounding. The product’s efficiency rating of 95% AFUE* and Power Saver™ constant torque motor are combined to make this heating system an attractive option if you want a reliable, yet affordable gas furnace.

  • 95% AFUE efficiency rating
  • Fully insulated helps decrease operation sounds
  • Power Saver™ constant torque motor maintains consistent airflow to keep your home the perfect temperature at all times
  • SureLight® ignition – for reliable operation and longer product 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: $$

Don’t forget – 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you with gas furnace repairs and maintenance checks, too. We’re available for all your gas furnace needs. Call 949-204-0859 or use our online scheduler to set up 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.