Interesting temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of winter. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s vital to double check that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is ready for any weather shift. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is being familiar with the system and understanding when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to recognize and can disclose to you what kind of effectiveness you can expect from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be clarified at your next furnace tune-up appointment from one of our experts at Air Quality Solutions.
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 littler its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency than with a new furnace every 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 use 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 given some perception 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 though, lower efficiency levels can significantly impact your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further questions about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your existing furnace, give our specialists at Air Quality Solutions a call at 614-871-4144.