Elite Series Gas Furnaces Offer High Efficiency and Outstanding Features

It’s not called the Elite Series for no reason. These gas furnaces offer outstanding comfort for your home that doesn’t empty your wallet every month. Energy efficiency is a leading feature of each model, and with AFUE ratings* like these, you’ll wonder why you didn’t replace your furnace earlier. Besides efficiency and reliable heat, the Elite Series gas furnaces have many great features. Discover specifics on each model below. If you’re ready for a gas furnace replacement, call 1st Choice Service Group Inc in Asheville at 828-551-2913 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 highly efficient, obtaining 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 and comfortable no matter what the weather outside is like.

  • SilentComfort™ Technology offers quiet heating to help make your home more peaceful
  • Variable speed motor enables greater humidity control and consistent airflow for improved comfort and indoor air quality.
  • Enhanced humidity control — works 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 optimizes 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 beginning of the energy efficiency features on 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 offer consistent air flow for a comfortable 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 improving the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also generates higher SEER ratings in cooling mode. The technology keeps energy waste low when kept in constant fan mode.
  • Two-Stage gas valve operates at a lower heating output for efficiency, changing 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 is especially during Asheville winters. It generates even temperatures, while adjusting its heat output in relation to the temperature outside. This unit 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 quiet operation
  • 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: $$

EL180E Gas Furnace

If you’re searching for a new gas furnace in Asheville, the EL180E has all the features you’re looking for in a heating system. Consistent airflow, sound-absorbing components and continuous low-speed fan that strengthens indoor air quality are just three features that define the EL180E. Look through the other benefits:

  • 80% AFUE efficiency rating*
  • Fully insulated for quiet operation
  • Power Saver™ constant torque motor maintains consistent airflow
  • SureLight® ignition helps improve 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
EL180E Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): 80
Price Guide: $$

EL195E Gas Furnace

You’ll be amazed when you see the difference in a utility bill before and after installing the EL195E gas furnace. Its efficiency rating of 95% AFUE* and Power Saver™ constant torque motor both make this heating system a great option if you’re looking for a reliable, yet affordable gas furnace.

  • 95% AFUE efficiency rating
  • Fully insulated for silent operation
  • Power Saver™ constant torque motor maintains consistent airflow to help your home stay the temperature you desire 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: $$

Remember – 1st Choice Service Group Inc can take care of gas furnace repairs and maintenance checks, too. We’re available for all your gas furnace needs. Call 828-551-2913 or use our online scheduler to make 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.