Curious temperature changes and the expectation of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of winter. With the random weather this time of year, it’s crucial to make sure that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is ready for any weather shift. Part of possessing and operating a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might need repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to recognize and can inform you what kind of effectiveness you can anticipate from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our professionals at The Frazier Company.
So, what does this AFUE rating mean for you? What kinds of things should you think on with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the lower its AFUE will also be. This means reduced energy efficiency paralleled to a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Think about 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.
Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully provided some insight into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into selecting a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, decreased efficiency levels can significantly effect your energy usage, monthly bills and comfort. Don’t disregard the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when determining whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help verifying the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at The Frazier Company a call at 402-628-0206.