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

It's safe to say that even with the random weather recently, most of the country has at least experienced a little bit of winter. As we keep trying to guess what's going to happen next with the weather, it's important to make sure that you've had furnace service scheduled when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold all the time.

Part of owning and using a furnace involves a bit of familiarization and understanding of the system itself. One of the most noteworthy tidbits to know is your furnace's AFUE (Annual Furnace Utilization Efficiency). AFUE is denoted as a percentage that tells you what type of efficiency you'll get from your system. If you're unsure about your current furnace's AFUE, make sure to ask during your next furnace service appointment and the team member can help you figure out it's rating.


What Does AFUE Mean for You?

If you have an older furnace, your AFUE is likely quite a bit lower than the furnaces created today. What it means for you is that with every passing year you're paying for fuel which then is being wasted, not to heat your home. An easy way to think about it is by connecting your AFUE percentage to dollars. If your furnace has an AFUE of 75%, that means for every $100 you spend on fuel, only $75 is being used to heat your home. Again, your furnace service technician can help you figure out the numbers specific to your furnace and your normal bill, but hopefully we've been able to paint a semi clear picture for you.

Of course there is more that goes in to your decision in picking a new furnace or staying with an annual furnace service plan on your current system. Over time, efficiency levels can greatly inhibit the comfort and cost of heating your home, so we wanted to make sure you got a closer look at one of the more important considerations for furnaces. If you want to know about furnaces, furnace service or any number of other home comfort questions, give us a call at 662-281-1231.

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