Elite Series Gas Furnaces Offer High Efficiency and Outstanding Features

They’re called the Elite Series for a reason. These gas furnaces deliver outstanding comfort for your home that doesn’t empty your wallet every month. Energy efficiency is a leading feature of each product, and with AFUE ratings* like these, you’ll wonder why you didn’t replace your furnace earlier. In addition to efficiency and reliable heat, the Elite Series gas furnaces have tons of impressive features. Discover specifics on each model below. When you’re ready to get started with a gas furnace replacement, call Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services in Carlsbad at 575-887-7777 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 energy efficient, achieving 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 days when the weather’s extremely cold and days when the temperature is more mild. The point: you’ll stay warm and comfortable in all types of weather.

  • 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 — 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 improves 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 beginning of the energy efficiency conversation about 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. Additionally, the furnace is quiet and helps offer consistent air flow for an evenly warmed home at all times.

  • Power Saver™ motor works at constant torque to help keep air flow consistent
  • Power Saver technology not only provides energy boost capabilities enhancing the overall system efficiency, similar to a variable speed furnace, but also delivers 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 reliable operation and could lengthen product life
  • 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 Carlsbad winters. It generates even temperatures, while adjusting its heat output based on 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 quieter operating sounds
  • Two-stage motor for higher energy efficiency
  • Two-stage operation—provides 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

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 are combined to make this heating system an attractive option if you are considering 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 help keep your home at the ideal temperature at all times
  • SureLight® ignition – for reliable operation and long-lasting 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 – Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services can take care of gas furnace repairs and maintenance checks, too. We’re available for all your gas furnace needs. Call 575-887-7777 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.