Furnace Service, AFUE and What They Mean for You in Perry

It's safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to determine what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make certain that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold constantly.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a little bit of familiarization and understanding of the furnace itself. One of the most critical tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is denoted as a percentage that informs you of the type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're not sure about your current furnace's AFUE, be sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you figure out it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is probably quite a bit lower than the furnaces available today. What it boils down to is that with every passing season you're paying for fuel that ends up being wasted, not to heat your home. A simple way to think about it is by linking your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 that goes towards fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service tech can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your average bill, but hopefully we've been able to provide a semi clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that is involved in your decision in buying a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can drastically impact the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to be certain that you got a clearer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you are curious about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a ring at 478-202-3076.

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