Some of the Best Gas Furnaces You Can Buy in Bakersfield

If you’re in need of a gas furnace replacement in San Joaquin Valley, our Dave Lennox Signature Collection gas furnaces are the best option. These models are a couple of the quietest gas furnaces out there and are extremely energy efficient.

We’ll start with energy efficiency. Our Dave Lennox Signature Collection gas furnaces include variable speed motors, which limit energy use by only working fans at full speed when a large change in heat is required. Variable speed motors use 2/3 less energy than single speed motors and may help your family save hundreds of dollars on utility expenses each year compared to standard furnaces.

Product specifications for each Dave Lennox Signature Collection gas furnace model are provided below. If you’d like to talk with a Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing staff member about one of our products in San Joaquin Valley, call 661-437-3499 or set up an appointment online.

SLP98V Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace

You’ll love the energy efficiency of this gas furnace. It’s ENERGY STAR® qualified for meeting EPA efficiency standards, and it has received an annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating* of 98.2%. These two efficiency ratings will help you receive lower utility bills every year. Find out more about the SLP98V’s other great features, including:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 98.2% AFUE*—can save you money on your utility expenses
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified—meets or exceeds EPA guidelines for energy efficiency
  • Variable-capacity operation works much like the cruise control system of high-performance automobiles, adjusting on its own as necessary to provide maximum fuel efficiency
  • iComfort®-enabled technology—helps the furnace, when installed with the easy-to-use programmable iComfort Wi-Fi® thermostat, to generate even better performance and efficiency
  • PreciseComfort™ technology provides superior control
  • SilentComfort technology helps the system run quietly
  • SureLight® ignitor for an efficient performance
  • Insulated blower compartment to trap heat in and minimize heat loss
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty on parts and controls
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on heat exchanger
SLP98V Variable-Capacity Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): up to 98.7
Price Guide: $$$Energy Star badge

SL280NV Variable Speed, Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

The SL280NV gas furnace can help reduce your heating bills while keeping your home cozy all winter. Even on frigid days, its quiet, two-stage heating will keep temperatures consistent while using as little fuel as possible. You can also breathe easy knowing this furnace contributes to a stronger environment—inside and outside. As the first lowest emission furnace on the market,1 it makes 65 percent less nitrogen oxide than standard low-NOx furnaces. Less NOx means cleaner air and plants. This furnace also features:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 80% AFUE2—which can likely save you more money on energy costs.
  • Ultra-low speed continuous fan controls humidity and delivers healthier air.
  • iComfort®-enabled technology—when installed with an iComfort® S30 Ultra Smart Thermostat, adjusts to your family’s schedule and adapts heating for energy savings.
  • SilentComfort™ technology and sound-absorbing insulation provides quiet operation.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Install with an electric Lennox® heat pump for highest efficiency.
  • SureLight® ignition ensures efficient performance.
  • Insulated blower component holds on to more heat.
  • 20-Year Limited Warranty on the heat exchanger.
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty on remaining covered components.3

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.
3Applies 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.

SL280V Variable Speed Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): up to 80
Price Guide: $$$Energy Star badge

SL297NV Variable-Speed, Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace

Enjoy energy efficiency that smoothly adapts to your schedule with the SL297NV gas furnace. Not only can this furnace help you save on utility costs, it’s an environmentally friendly choice. As the first lowest emission furnace on the market,1 the SL297NV emits 65 percent less nitrogen oxide than standard low-NOx furnaces. You can rest easy knowing your heater is creating purer air and stronger plants. Recognized with ENERGY STAR® accreditation, this furnace has the capacity to save you hundreds of dollars annually on energy costs. It also features:

  • Efficiency rating of up to 97.5% AFUE2—potentially keeping more money in your pocket due to reduced energy use.
  • Intuitive fan mode that can manage humidity and create healthier air.
  • iComfort®-enabled technology, when installed with an iComfort® S30 Ultra Smart Thermostat, adjusts to your family’s activities for the most energy savings.
  • SilentComfort™ technology and sound-absorbing insulation means your furnace will run quietly.
  • Dual-fuel capable—Can be linked with an electric Lennox® heat pump for top efficiency.
  • SureLight® ignition provides efficient operation.
  • Insulated blower component stops heat loss.
  • Stainless-steel secondary heat exchanger holds on to extra heat, allowing the furnace to achieve higher efficiency levels.
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty on the heat exchanger.
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty with product registration.
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty on remaining covered components.3

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.

SL297NV Variable-Speed, Ultra-Low Emissions Gas Furnace
Efficiency Rating (SEER): up to 97.5
Price Guide: $$$Energy Star badge

Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield is ready to help with any of your gas furnace replacement, repair or maintenance needs. Call 661-437-3499 or use our online scheduler to set up your 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.