Curious temperature changes and the hope of early spring can let us down as we wait until the end of the cold season. With the erratic weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is complete and that your furnace is set for any weather swing. Part of possessing and utilizing a furnace is understanding the system and understanding when it might call for repair or maintenance. A furnace’s AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency) is an important measurement to note and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can look for from your system. If you are unsure of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace service appointment from one of our specialists at Tri County Climate Control LLC.
So, what does this AFUE rating suggest for you? What types of things should you consider with AFUE?
- The older your furnace is, the littler its AFUE will also be. This means not as much energy efficiency than with a new furnace every winter when your system is in use.
- Compare your AFUE percentage in relation to money – if your AFUE is 75%, that means that for every $100 you spend on heating your home, only $75 is being used to heat your home.
Bearing in mind 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 elements that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time though, lower efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and coziness. Don’t overlook the AFUE rating of your furnace and reflect on it when choosing whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further inquiries about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our specialists at Tri County Climate Control LLC a call at 541-238-2797.