Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to make sure that your furnace service is taken care of and that your furnace is set for any weather shift. Part of having and using a furnace is knowing the system and knowing when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to note and can inform you what kind of effectiveness you can look for from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our specialists at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate for you? What types of things should you think on with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency compared to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Consider 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 taken to heat your home.
Taking into account the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some understanding into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into picking a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time however, smaller efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when determining 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 present furnace, give our specialists at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING.