Strange temperature changes and the desire for early spring can mess with us as we wait until the end of the winter season. With the unpredictable weather this time of year, it’s important to ensure that your furnace service is done and that your furnace is set for any weather change. Part of possessing and operating 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 a central measurement to know and can disclose to you what kind of efficiency you can anticipate from your system. If you are not informed of your AFUE, this percentage can be verified at your next furnace maintenance appointment from one of our professionals at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
So, what does this AFUE rating indicate 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 reduced energy efficiency compared to a new furnace in the 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 use heating your home, only $75 is taken to heat your home.
Bearing in mind the age of your furnace and the potential of overspending on your heating costs has hopefully offered some insight into the importance of your furnace’s AFUE. There are many factors that go into choosing a new furnace or remaining with your furnace service plan. Over time however, lower efficiency levels can radically influence your energy usage, monthly bills and ease. Don’t ignore the AFUE rating of your furnace and consider it when deciding whether it’s time for furnace replacement.
If you have any further uncertainties about furnaces, or you just want some help finding the AFUE rating of your current furnace, give our experts at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 662-281-1231.