Elite Series Gas Furnaces Offer High Efficiency and Outstanding Features

It’s not called the Elite Series for no reason. These gas furnaces will provide outstanding comfort for your home that doesn’t empty your wallet every month. Energy efficiency is a key feature of each model, and with AFUE ratings* like these, you’ll wish you purchased an Elite Series furnace earlier. In addition to efficiency and reliable heat, the Elite Series gas furnaces have many great features. Find details about each model below. When you’re ready to take the next step toward a gas furnace replacement, call WM J Kraus & Son in Keokuk at 319-229-2318 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 efficient, reaching an efficiency rating of 96% AFUE* and earning ENERGY STAR® qualification. Boasting a variable speed motor and two-stage heating, the system can easily switch between providing heat for harshly cold days and milder ones. The point: you’ll stay warm no matter what the weather outside is like.

  • SilentComfort™ Technology helps produce heat you can feel, not hear
  • 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 precisely 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 offer 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 only the beginning 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. The system also is quiet and helps offer consistent air flow for an evenly warmed home at all times.

  • Power Saver™ motor runs at constant torque to help provide a consistent flow of air
  • Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities improving 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, alternating 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 is a good feature during Keokuk winters. It produces even temperatures, while altering its heat output in relation to the temperature outside. This furnace 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 noises
  • Two-stage motor helps increase energy efficiency
  • Two-stage operation—provides 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 enables 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
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. Its efficiency rating of 95% AFUE* and Power Saver™ constant torque motor combined make this heating system an attractive option if you’re looking for a reliable and affordably priced gas furnace.

  • 95% AFUE efficiency rating
  • Fully insulated helps decrease operation sounds
  • 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: $$

Don’t forget – WM J Kraus & Son can help you with gas furnace repairs and maintenance checks, too. We’re ready for all your gas furnace needs. Call 319-229-2318 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.