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

Interesting temperature changes and the expectation of early spring can keep us holding out as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to make sure that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is ready for any weather shift. Part of possessing and using a furnace is understanding the system and knowing when it might require repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is a central measurement to recognize and can tell you what kind of effectiveness you can expect from your system. If you are unaware of your AFUE, this percentage can be determined at your next furnace service 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 consider with AFUE?


  • The older your furnace is, the smaller its AFUE will also be. This means less energy efficiency compared to a new furnace each 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 spent to heat your home.

Taking into account the age of your furnace and the likelihood of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully given some insight into the significance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many things that go into choosing a new furnace or sticking to your furnace service plan. Over time though, lower efficiency levels can drastically effect your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t overlook 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 verifying the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our professionals at The Frazier Company a call at 402-896-5900.

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