Elite Series Gas Furnaces Offer High Efficiency and Outstanding Features

As you might be able to tell from its name, the Elite Series is a step above when it comes to gas furnaces. These furnaces have impressive features and high energy efficiency. Compared to conventional gas furnaces, you could save a substantial amount on your utility expenses every year. Plus, you’ll receive the comfort you want throughout the coldest seasons. See specifics about each of our Elite Series gas furnaces below, and call WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk at 319-229-2318 when you’re ready to take the next step toward gas furnace replacement.

EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

One of our highest efficiency gas furnaces, the EL296V, features an efficiency rating of 96% AFUE * and is ENERGY STAR® qualified. This means you’ll see measurable energy savings and enjoy the good feeling of environmental responsibility. These efficiency levels are achieved, in part, from the furnace’s variable speed motor, which alters the speed at which warm air is pumped out to maintain a consistent heat over time without using a bunch of energy in the process.

  • SilentComfort Technology delivers some of the quietest heating out there
  • Variable speed motor delivers increased humidity control and consistent airflow for improved comfort and indoor air quality
  • Enhanced humidity control —runs at various speeds to precisely 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 increase 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
EL296V High-Efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 96
Price Guide: $$$Energy Star badge

EL296E High-efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace

Offered in Keokuk, the EL296E uses a number of features to produce excellent energy efficiency. In constant fan mode, the Power Saver constant torque motor can be 200% more efficient than regular single-stage motors in constant fan mode and is up to 33% more efficient. In addition, this unit has earned the ENERGY STAR label and achieved an efficiency rating of 96% AFUE*.

  • Power Saver motor operates at constant torque to help maintain consistent air flow
  • Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities to help improve the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also delivers higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. In continuous fan mode, this technology helps keep energy waste at a minimum
  • Two-Stage gas valve operates at a lower heating output for efficiency, switching to a higher output as necessary
  • SureLight® ignitor—silicone nitride construction helps ensure longer 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
EL296E High-efficiency, Two-Stage Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): up to 96
Price Guide: $$Energy Star badge

EL280 Two-Stage Gas Furnace

We know all too well what the weather here in Keokuk is like, which is what makes the EL280 gas furnace a great choice. It has one heating level for more mild days and one level for the colder ones. By switching between the two stages, you may experience more efficient heating and see the results with lower monthly energy bills.

  • 80% AFUE rating*
  • Fully insulated for a quieter operation
  • Two-stage motor for better energy efficiency
  • Two-stage operation—provides more consistent temperatures in your home
  • Continuous low-speed fan slowly circulates air for improved comfort and better indoor air quality. SureLight® ignition—silicone nitride construction helps lengthen the product’s life and operate reliably
  • 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

With a 95% AFUE rating*, you might not hate seeing your monthly utility bills. The numbers continue adding up, too: this gas furnace’s Power Saver constant torque motor is up to 33% more efficient than traditional motors and up to 200% more efficient when it’s set on constant fan mode.

  • 95% AFUE rating*
  • Fully insulated so you won’t hear loud operating noises
  • Power Saver constant torque motor maintains consistent airflow to keep your home the perfect temperature at all times
  • SureLight® ignition for more 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: $$

EL196E High-Efficiency Gas Furnace

Experience efficiency, energy savings and comfort in one unit—the EL196E gas furnace. With Power Saver™ technology, you’ll feel the efficiency in consistent temperatures and your utility bills. This feature allows the furnace to change airspeed based on demand. As a result, it uses less energy in heating and cooling modes. This furnace has earned ENERGY STAR® qualification, meaning it matches or surpasses EPA guidelines for conservation. It also features:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 96% AFUE1—which could help lower your energy expenses.
  • Ultra-low continuous fan is always operating, stopping loud start-up sounds.
  • iComfort®-enabled technology, when paired with an iComfort® E30 Smart Thermostat, it follows your family’s activities to save on energy expenses. Use your voice to set comfort when your thermostat is used with Amazon Alexa or the Apple HomeKit.2
  • Power Saver™ motor distributes regular temperatures, consistent airflow and quiet operation.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Install with an electric Lennox® heat pump for maximum efficiency.
  • SureLight® ignition offers reliable operation.
  • Stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger traps extra heat.
  • Sealed blower compartment and fully insulated cabinet minimizes 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 WM J Kraus & Son for more information.3
EL196E High-Efficiency Gas Furnace
Price Guide: $$
Efficiency Rating (SEER): Up to 96

EL195NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

Take comfort in knowing the EL195NE gas furnace can keep your home pleasant on the chilliest day—while defending the environment. The first lowest emission furnace on the market,1 the EL195NE creates 65 percent less nitrogen oxide than standard low-NOx furnaces. Lower emissions mean there’s purer air to breathe and a healthier environment for plants to grow. This furnace has also earned ENERGY STAR® status and also includes:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 95% AFUE rating2—which may lower your energy expenses.
  • Ultra-low continuous fan limits start-up noise.
  • Power Saver™ motor ensures consistent airflow and quiet heating.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Use an electric Lennox® heat pump for the most efficiency.
  • SureLight® ignition delivers reliable performance.
  • Stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger holds on to extra heat.
  • Sealed blower compartment reduces 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 WM J Kraus & Son 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.

 

EL180NE Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

With the EL180NE gas furnace, you can efficiently heat your home without heating up the planet. The first lowest emission furnace on the market,1 the EL180NE creates 65 percent less nitrogen oxide than standard low-NOx furnaces. By decreasing these emissions, you can ensure you and your family have healthy air to breathe. Plus, when compared to other traditional furnaces, the EL180NE’s technology could help you save hundreds of dollars on annual energy costs. It also includes:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 80% AFUE2—which can reduce heating bills.
  • Ultra-low continuous fan offers quiet operation.
  • iComfort®-enabled technology, when installed with an iComfort® E30 Smart Thermostat, can save you more on utility costs. Use voice commands to control your furnace when your thermostat is paired with Amazon Alexa or the Apple HomeKit.3
  • Power Saver™ constant torque motor uses less energy by adjusting airspeed to demand.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Add an electric Lennox® heat pump for maximum efficiency.
  • SureLight® hot surface ignition delivers dependable operation.
  • Sealed blower compartment cuts back on 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.

 

Don’t forget that WM J Kraus & Son can assist with any gas furnace repairs and maintenance needs, along with gas furnace replacements in Southeast Iowa. Make your appointment online or by calling 319-229-2318 today.


* 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.