Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s important to make sure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is ready for any weather shift. Part of owning and using a furnace is understanding the system and preparing for when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to know and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service appointment from one of our experts at H&C Heating and Cooling.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What kinds of things should you take into account with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency compared to a new furnace each winter when your system is in use.
- Compare your AFUE percentage proportionate to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is spent to heat your home.
Considering the age of your furnace and the possibility of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some understanding into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into selecting a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time still, decreased efficiency levels can drastically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at H&C Heating and Cooling a call at 301-960-3247.