The Continental C97 Tech Pro Series gas furnace is one of the most stylish and efficient furnaces on the market. Continental’s C97 Tech Pro two-stage furnace reduces temperature swings within your home, maintaining a consistent and comfortable temperature. The C97 Tech Pro furnace will operate on low fire for greater efficiency and comfort for most of the heating season. On colder days, the furnace automatically switches to the second stage, producing more heat to satisfy demand. This effective two-stage system is like having two furnaces in one. With the C97 Tech Pro, you’ll be warm all winter long. AFUE works much like the miles-per-gallon rating on a car – the higher the rating, the lower the fuel costs. The Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) measures the amount of comfort for every dollar spent. If a furnace is 25 years old or older, it could have a rating as low as 55% to 65% AFUE, compared to the Continental C97 Tech Pro Series’ 97% AFUE. Continental’s EnerSave Plus motor uses variable speed technology, creating a two-stage furnace, which runs longer at lower capacity – 60% versus 100%. The blower runs at 60% on first stage for most of the year, reducing electrical consumption by up to 80% over conventional blower motors saving you fuel and money. With WHISPER QUIET™ operation the EnerSave Plus and EnerSave Pro motors will ‘soft start’ & ‘soft stop’ gradually changing speed to reduce the noise created by conventional motors. The C97 Tech Pro comes with Patented SureView burner system window, allowing a unique view of the flames in operation. Continental’s C97 Tech Pro offers the option of installing a HomeShield UV lamp directly into the cabinet of the furnace. This allows the air passing through the furnace to be purified with HomeShield’s UV technology before it circulates through your home. HomeShield uses chemical free, ultra-violet light to intercept airborne pathogens like allergens and dust mites. It halts bacterial growth from re-occurring and helps to maintain healthy air in your home.